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Rockntractor
03-08-2012, 02:21 AM
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Think about all the personal information we keep in our cell phones: It’s something to consider after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled it is now legal for police to search cell phones without a warrant.

Former Dallas FBI Agent Danny Defenbaugh said the ruling gives law enforcement a leg up. “I think not only will it help them, but it could be life saving,” said the former Special Agent, who was based in Dallas.

The decision stems from an Indiana case where police arrested a man for dealing drugs. An officer searched the suspect’s cell phone without warrant.

The judge in the appeal case, Judge Richard Posner, agreed that the officer had to search the phone immediately or risk losing valuable evidence. Judge Posner ruled it was a matter of urgency, arguing it was possible for an accomplice to wipe the phone clean using a computer or other remote device.

Defenbaugh says the ruling takes into account exigent or time-sensitive circumstances that could be life saving in more urgent cases, such as child abduction. ”If the child is alive and you’re only minutes behind, that could be critical to recovering that child alive,” added Defenbaugh.

Judge Posner ruled that the search was legal because the officer conducted a limited search and only looked for phone numbers associated with the alleged drug deal. The judge argued it was similar to flipping through a diary to search for basic information such as addresses and phone numbers.

Paul Coggins is the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Coggins says the court’s ruling pushes the envelope on privacy issues and wonders if it opens the door to more extensive searches down the road. “Does that mean officers now have the right to search through your phone, search through your search history, your photographs, your e-mails and the rest, because it could all be wiped clean,” Coggins asked.

Many critics are asking the same question. They call the ruling an invasion of privacy that far outweighs the needs of law enforcement.

Both Defenbaugh and Coggins agree that the case is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme court.http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/03/06/police-given-direct-line-to-cell-phone-searches/


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Wei Wu Wei
03-08-2012, 08:05 PM
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No you're deviating from the party line here. This type of this is okay because it's the police doing it to put people in jail instead of giving health care or something evil like that.

If you've got nothing to hide you should have no problem with this. After all, the FBI supports it.

Conservatives know as a fact that the government is absolutely incapable, inefficient, corrupt, and abuse their power.....EXCEPT when it's police work or 'national security'. In those cases they are right 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time.

Rockntractor
03-08-2012, 08:13 PM
No you're deviating from the party line here. This type of this is okay because it's the police doing it to put people in jail instead of giving health care or something evil like that.

If you've got nothing to hide you should have no problem with this. After all, the FBI supports it.

Conservatives know as a fact that the government is absolutely incapable, inefficient, corrupt, and abuse their power.....EXCEPT when it's police work or 'national security'. In those cases they are right 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time.
What party line, I'm a libertarian.

Apache
03-08-2012, 09:00 PM
:blah::blah::blah:.

those evil cons...

NJCardFan
03-08-2012, 11:25 PM
No you're deviating from the party line here. This type of this is okay because it's the police doing it to put people in jail instead of giving health care or something evil like that.

If you've got nothing to hide you should have no problem with this. After all, the FBI supports it.

Conservatives know as a fact that the government is absolutely incapable, inefficient, corrupt, and abuse their power.....EXCEPT when it's police work or 'national security'. In those cases they are right 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time.

Uh, no dick face. See, this is where your ilk differs from actual conservatism. See, if it looks like tyranny, we don't like it. And unlike your ilk, we speak out even if it's someone we basically agree with doing it. Case in point, Bush and the prescription drug entitlement. Many, many conservatives voiced their displeasure. However, you and your ilk jump on every bandwagon that comes your way and you back it because to you, the ends justifies the means.

That said, speaking as a member of the law enforcement community, this goes too far.

Rockntractor
03-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Uh, no dick face. See, this is where your ilk differs from actual conservatism. See, if it looks like tyranny, we don't like it. And unlike your ilk, we speak out even if it's someone we basically agree with doing it. Case in point, Bush and the prescription drug entitlement. Many, many conservatives voiced their displeasure. However, you and your ilk jump on every bandwagon that comes your way and you back it because to you, the ends justifies the means.

That said, speaking as a member of the law enforcement community, this goes too far.

Well said!

Rockntractor
03-08-2012, 11:57 PM
This is one thing liberals fail to understand, conservatives are for the individual while they take the uniqueness of each of us away and pack us into categories or groups whether we fit or not.

Wei Wu Wei
03-09-2012, 10:18 PM
What party line, I'm a libertarian.

A libertarian who supports Romney? hahaha nice one

JB
03-09-2012, 10:42 PM
How is this any different from what cops already do after you've been cuffed and Mirandized? Don't they search your person, your car, rifle your pockets, etc? Beyond just a safety search.

OT but if you really care about what is happening with your phone, data and privacy, get outraged at CarrierIQ.

Rockntractor
03-09-2012, 10:54 PM
A libertarian who supports Romney? hahaha nice one

I will support whoever is the alternative to Obama come November, that will likely be Romney. At present I support Santorum.