Police allowed to search texts withou...

Police allowed to search texts without warrant

There are 8 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jan 4, 2011, titled Police allowed to search texts without warrant. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The California Supreme Court has ruled that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.

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Mill Valley, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2011
once you're under arrest, that got cha!!! cool!!!! it's about time we took the handcuffs of the cops!!
Ocean View

Pebble Beach, CA

#2 Jan 4, 2011
This is interesting, although I would be concerned about whether or not information contained in texts obtained in this manner could/would be legally used/usable to implicate others in criminal activities, establishing a sort of wiretapping by proxy protocol, allowing police to open investigations on anyone whose text showed up on an arrestee's cell phone.

Salinas, CA

#3 Jan 5, 2011
johnny wrote:
once you're under arrest, that got cha!!! cool!!!! it's about time we took the handcuffs of the cops!!
I`m with you..I am tired of watching texters while I am driving. And if someone is breaking the law and the police want to check, then its alright by me. Too many gang bangers,and thieves, they all text each other. Some one has to take charge, and I am glad its the police.

Monterey, CA

#4 Jan 5, 2011
If it will help the drug problem and/or the gang problem, good. Give the Law all the power to do what they got to do to protect us from these criminals.

Sacramento, CA

#6 Jan 5, 2011
what if you have a loptop computer in your car, can the police search your e-mails and files?

United States

#7 Jan 5, 2011
I understand if your on parole, couse you have no rights anyways..... but a regular citizen??, fuk that, this country is getn more n more communist by the year, ever since obama took office! There messing our country up, nationalize banking, health insurance, and regulating where you can travel...... its all BS▀

Marina, CA

#8 Jan 5, 2011
Has anyone noticed lately that we are living in a police state? Seems big brother is invading our privacy in every way from airports to computer and cell phone use. The government controls evey aspect of our lives from medical issues to paper vs. plastic in our stores. George Orwell was way ahead of his time when writing " 1984" , he was just a couple of decades off in his prediction.

Marysville, CA

#12 Jan 7, 2011
I was born in the Ukraine ( Russia ) I can tell you right now this country is getting more like the Soviet Union everyday. But with one exception. The police are not KGB. (Thank God) If you are under arrest for a crime, the police should have the right to go into you cell phone and read your texts and listen to your voicemail. Just be smart and erase them after you read them or listen to them. (Easy) KGB would beat you up, for no reason then take your cell phone read it, listen to it, and if you make noise about it, they give you a real reason to make noise. And that is just everyday life in the Soviet Union. Socialist country is becoming the United States slowly. I see it everyday. More and More. But no worries, there are alot of us that are now Americans like myself who are from countries like the old Soviet Union that will stand with those who will fight for freedom. I am a retired United States Recon Marine now. I fought for this country on 11 different deployments. I'm an American trust that but I see what I see.

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