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Calif court: Cops can search texts without warrant

SAN FRANCISCO â€" The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.

The justices determined a Ventura County deputy had the right to conduct a warrantless search of the text messages of a man he had arrested on suspicion of participating in a drug deal.

The state court ruled 5-2 that U.S. Supreme Court precedent affirms that police can search items found on defendants when they are arrested.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/04/ca ... z1ACFam6Rw

And what if they arrested an innocent person, and that person is later found to be not guilty of the crime with which they were arrested?

Eh... let 'em search, right? The fourth amendment is already dead, anyway...
 

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CoffeeMate said:
Officer safety, right? Need to know whether or not that cell phone is thinking about exploding.
:rotfl2: Funny.
 
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