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4 Things You Need to Know If the Police Try To Search Your Phone
Gizmodo ^ | 06/30/2014 | Ashley Feinberg

Posted on 06/30/2014 3:38:15 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

In a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday, all nine Justices agreed that, yep, searching your phone without a warrant is indeed illegal. So if a police officer ever does try to dig through your digital dirt unlawfully, this is what you need to do.

The often controversial Chief Justice John Roberts summed the whole thing up with a few delightfully biting lines in the court's decision:

(Excerpt) Read more at gizmodo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cellphones; searchwarrant

1 posted on 06/30/2014 3:38:15 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Don’t Talk to the Police
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


2 posted on 06/30/2014 3:40:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I use a tracfone.

They can have the damn thing.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The law and the Constitution is what the street cop says it is.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 3:41:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Kid Shelleen

4th Amendment anyone? The SCOTUS has been remarkably refreshing lately!


5 posted on 06/30/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Kid Shelleen

they can have my little phone the battery is probably dead anyway.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 3:41:54 PM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Change your password to DIEPIG and see if that gets their attention. lol


7 posted on 06/30/2014 3:42:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Gunpowder green

Not on everything it hasn’t


8 posted on 06/30/2014 3:42:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Whew, I thought I’d be in trouble for those death threats to my teenagers.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

First hide your Dog


10 posted on 06/30/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”


11 posted on 06/30/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What smart phone? What phone? If you live in a sanctuary city, you are good to go.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tax-chick

Fortunately most grow out of the condition.... Buck up.....


13 posted on 06/30/2014 3:53:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Maybe by the time my youngest is 16, I’ll be able to communicate with brainwaves. “If you don’t walk in the door in the next ten minutes, you’re dead. DEAD!”


14 posted on 06/30/2014 3:55:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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To: SkyDancer

Not when you get into court. Court is where all the action is. The stuff with the cop on the street is just preliminary stuff and any bit of that can be tossed in court, if it’s done illegally.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 3:59:23 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CodeToad

I would rather go with the arrest and simply get bailed out a few hours later ... :-)

Then I would let my lawyer do all the heavy lifting!


16 posted on 06/30/2014 4:01:18 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Tax-chick

When my daughter turned 13 I tried to give her to friends to raise. Said I would happily pay all her bills, just take her but no one would. And that was even in the day when teenage problems were small peanuts in comparison to what parents fight now. She remarked one time that she had to be a difficult child to raise because her older brother had been too easy and we needed to have at least one challenge in our life.

Over the years she became my best friend but her life was ended 12 years ago in an auto accident. I would gladly have those troublesome teen years back because I have come to appreciate that they don’t last forever.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 4:03:14 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The advice they have of keeping your phone locked is good advice. And, with an iPhone, if you get to a computer in the next few hours, or a day - you can remotely erase the entire contents of your phone ... :-) ...


18 posted on 06/30/2014 4:04:32 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CodeToad

That was 1893, a period of time when the United States was a civilized nation.

We have descended amazingly close to outright tyranny.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Star Traveler
>>> you can remotely erase the entire contents of your phone <<<

But I don't work for the IRS can't I get charged with destroying evidence ?
20 posted on 06/30/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: molson209

Absolutely! Hide your dog and cover your parakeet!


21 posted on 06/30/2014 4:08:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Don’t get a phone...


22 posted on 06/30/2014 4:08:49 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Star Traveler

Tamper with evidence? Would you wireless carrier give you up to the cops?


23 posted on 06/30/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: cripplecreek

Same here.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 4:10:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Star Traveler

Right - but when you’re confronting the cop he/she could pound you into the ground and then charge you for resisting arrest and assault and kicking puppies .... plus wire tapping.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 4:11:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

If they didn’t have any right to it, then they would have to prove their case in a court of law. They may have gotten physical possession, but if there is no warrant, they cannot show that they should have it legally. If they weren’t supposed to have it legally, there’s “no evidence” ... :-) ...


26 posted on 06/30/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SkyDancer

It’s always good to have a few recording devices around ... :-) ...


27 posted on 06/30/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bikerman
they can have my little phone the battery is probably dead anyway.

And if they can show me how to take pictures and stuff, I'll gladly turn it over..........

28 posted on 06/30/2014 4:16:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Grams A

Thank you - that’s a good reminder.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 4:19:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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To: Star Traveler

Right - one of those small digital ones - but then, I’ve read if you secretly record a converstion then it’s wire tapping .... I have a recording camera in my car with a microphone - it runs when I drive ....


30 posted on 06/30/2014 4:19:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Gunpowder green

Knock on wood


31 posted on 06/30/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: SkyDancer

Yep, I think everyone should have that ... :-) ...


32 posted on 06/30/2014 4:21:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SkyDancer

Put a sticker on your drivers side window indicating that all conversations with the driver are being recorded. Building owners do this all the time to prevent “wire tapping” from cameras on premesis.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Grams A

:( so, so sorry....but thank you for sharing your experience.


34 posted on 06/30/2014 4:26:25 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: CodeToad

Police beat up and sometimes kill people for resisting unlawful arrests all the time and get away with it.


35 posted on 06/30/2014 4:28:01 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SkyDancer

Depends upon the laws of the state in which you reside. Here it’s perfectly legal to record a conversation so long as one party to that conversation is aware. In other words, it’s only illegal if an individual or entity that was not a party to the conversation recorded it without disclosing that fact.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 4:29:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Star Traveler

I have a Fujifilm AX350 with a 64GB memory chip. I can record up to four hours if need be. I just run it in shooting mode and erase the chip at the end of the day.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 4:32:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

On my drivers side I have an Israeli Police sticker in English and Hebrew LOL


38 posted on 06/30/2014 4:34:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for that link. 45 minutes well spent!


39 posted on 06/30/2014 4:42:12 PM PDT by Textide
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To: GeronL

I was thinking more along the lines of spelling out “y-o-u-n-e-e-d-a-w-a-r-r-a-n-t”.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Kid Shelleen

Never tell the officer you did anything wrong. In court, whatever they testify you said carries weight.

“Speeding?? I doubt that! Have you had that thing recalibrated lately?”


41 posted on 06/30/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Tax-chick

“Wait until your father gets home” is not considered a death threat.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“I’m sorry Officer I can’t let you look at my phone right now because I am busy using it to video-record this traffic stop. smile!”


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: cripplecreek

20 bucks at DG.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:44:20 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

My cell phone only had work numbers on it.
Its been in a kitchen drawer for the last 5 years since I retired.
So to all the JBT’s out there; HAAA HAAA.


45 posted on 06/30/2014 9:50:25 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I don't have a cell phone, but they can search my land-line.
46 posted on 07/06/2014 9:57:49 PM PDT by tdscpa
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