Skip to comments.4 Things You Need to Know If the Police Try To Search Your Phone
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:
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Don’t Talk to the Police
I use a tracfone.
They can have the damn thing.
The law and the Constitution is what the street cop says it is.
4th Amendment anyone? The SCOTUS has been remarkably refreshing lately!
they can have my little phone the battery is probably dead anyway.
Change your password to DIEPIG and see if that gets their attention. lol
Not on everything it hasn’t
Whew, I thought I’d be in trouble for those death threats to my teenagers.
First hide your Dog
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.
What smart phone? What phone? If you live in a sanctuary city, you are good to go.
Fortunately most grow out of the condition.... Buck up.....
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!”
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.
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!
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.
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 ... :-) ...
That was 1893, a period of time when the United States was a civilized nation.
We have descended amazingly close to outright tyranny.