Police State: CA Gov. Jerry Brown veto allows on-the-spot warrantless cellphone searches

0 Posted by - October 11, 2011 - Conspiracies & Scandals, Police State, Science

My Two Cents: This guy is probably already the frontrunner for d-bag of the week between this and several other tyrannical things he’s done in just the last few days. End Two Cents.

 Police State: CA Gov. Jerry Brown veto allows on the spot warrantless cellphone searches*Taken from Wired.

California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest.

The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State, they may search that person’s mobile phone — which in the digital age likely means the contents of persons’ e-mail, call records, text messages, photos, banking activity, cloud-storage services, and even where the phone has traveled.

Police across the country are given wide latitude to search persons incident to an arrest based on the premise of officer safety. Now the nation’s states arebeginning to grapple with the warrantless searches of mobile phones done at the time of an arrest.


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