Mich. Cops can now steal your cell phone data

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    WTF?


    Mich. Cops Can Now Steal Your Cell Phone Data — ‘Without the Owner Knowing’ | The Blaze

    It’s a scary scenario. You’re driving down the road and get pulled over by a state patrolman. After checking your license and registration, the officer asks for your cell phone, and then uses a futuristic machine to download all your data. In Michigan, it’s happening.



    What ever happened to the 4th ammendment?

    Screw that..... give them an inch and they will steal your rights :evil:



    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
     
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    go aclu is all i have to say
     
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    Oh no - the ACLU is EVIL, doncha know? Unless, of course, it is attempting to keep OUR ox from being gored . . .
     
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    How can the police compel you to give them your cell phone during a traffic stop to begin with?
     
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    "Encouragement" and intimidation...


    "Law enforcement officers are known, on occasion, to encourage citizens to cooperate if they have nothing to hide," ACLU staff attorney Mark P. Fancher wrote.




     
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    They can't. If a cop asks you to give him your cell phone ask him what law says you have to hand it over. You have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy when it comes to your cell phone. If the cops wanna' look at it, they need a warrant just the same as if they wanted to come into your house.
    I understand people have a respect for Law Enforcement but when the cops break the law they deserve no respect.

    I don't like the ACLU either but in this case they're right.
     
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    Many people will simply comply with the requests of an Officer. They aren't lawyers and usually don't have one handy in the car. Conversely law enforcement is always pushing the limits of civil liberties because they are by their nature impediments to law enforcement.
     

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