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The California Supreme Court allowed police Monday to search arrestees' cell phones without a warrant, saying defendants lose their privacy rights for any items they're carrying when taken into custody.
Under U.S. Supreme Court precedents, "this loss of privacy allows police not only to seize anything of importance they find on the arrestee's body ... but also to open and examine what they find," the state court said in a 5-2 ruling.
Read more: www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2011/01/03/BA5N1H3G12.DTL#ixzz1A5YoT3CN
Nah, we aren't losing any of our freedoms people. Nothing to see here. Go back to your regularly scheduled programming...
Originally posted by PayMeh
I think it's a sad day when people simply say: "No big deal, just password protect your phone."
I'll let you in on a little secret.. They will crack that PW in under 5 minutes.
That's ok though, keep on giving up your rights. Your whole lives are posted on FB anyways right?
Originally posted by thecinic
This is unconstitutional.
The pigs have no right to look through your phone, arrested or not!
This is just like a police state...
Reminds me of the Nazi Gestapo.
I would not put it past the dirty scum to even plant things on your phone
to use against you..
This has gone to far this is a failed justice system..
EPIC FAIL YOU SCUM COURT!!