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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Of course those living in the real world know that the innocent DO get caught up, and you don't have to do a crime to do time.

    Far as I'm concerned, the more safeguards to ensure due process the better.
    And those living in the real world would know that the chances of this happening is far less than you seem to imply.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    In the case you cited, nothing in the cell phone could be relevant to the arrest. They are not going to find MJ or cocaine inside the phone, so what is the purpose of the search. FISHING.

    The other searches are relevant to the arrest as those places could be hiding drugs, not the phone.
    And what if the cell phone has schematics showing exactly where the drugs in the car is? Or shows drug routes? And of course the cop is fishing. That is thier job.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And those living in the real world would know that the chances of this happening is far less than you seem to imply.
    [citation needed] - then again, how likely or not doesn't change the fact that it happens. Your statement was made in a fashion that implied absolute truth, and if I remember correctly, it doesn't require much to prove a statement / claim made in absolute false - one contradiction mininum.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    I think this was a very good ruling, because it allowed officers on the scene to decide whether there might be evidence of a crime on the person's phone. The biggest problem I see with this ruling was that it didn't deal with the problems we have with smartphones; they're essentially mobile laptops. As such, I think the same restrictions to viewing laptops need to apply to cellphones. If there is a file in plainview on the phone's screen, or on the phone itself (like pornographic pictures on the phone's hard drive), it should be allowable. But, the officer can't start searching the internet and looking up sites that the person accessed through his/her phone. Basically, allow officer's to access the cell phone under the scope of the plain view doctrine.

    I think that would be the most reasonable conclusion anyone could expect regarding cell phone searches.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    I don't even have to read the story to know that you're misreading.

    Why do you waste our time?

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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    This ruling is terrible. There is no good reason not to get a warrant if a search is required. The cellphone isn't going to run off while talking to a judge.

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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    How do the police get around my password protection?
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    How do the police get around my password protection?
    They can't. And you don't have to tell them the password. That information isn't in plain view, so to further access your cell, the officer would need a search warrant.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And what if the cell phone has schematics showing exactly where the drugs in the car is? Or shows drug routes? And of course the cop is fishing. That is thier job.
    their job used to be to keep the peace. but you're right, their job now is to use any force they deem necessary to keep control. that's unfortunate.
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    Re: Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    How do the police get around my password protection?
    there's a reason you can't use certain levels of encryption without providing the federal government the key.
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