SCOTUS Issues Landmark Fourth Amendment and Digital Privacy Opinion in Carpenter – Tracking by using cell phone call records – kra

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

To an attorney, this is a very interesting search and seizure case. I can see why the courts involved differed, but I think the better reasoning was that applied by the Supreme Court, again protecting the individual from the incredible power of the police (the state). The court held that cell phone records of one’s location, held by the carrier, cannot be obtained by police without a warrant, even though there was a statute which allowed...

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Putin is an absolute Genius!- tRump – kra

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Videos, War on Drugs | Comments

Folks, I post anti tRump information here because he is a disaster for any criminal justice reform. If constructive change must come, he must go! So here are a couple of reminders:   I am dead serious when I say that Vladimir Putin is either the smartest man on the planet or the luckiest! Who would have thought that the foundations of American democracy could be so badly damaged, that trust in our most valuable institutions – the...

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10th Circuit: Observation of Stack of 15 Credit Cards Does Not Provide Police With Probable Cause to Examine Name on Cards for Evidence of a Crime – Was there a hidden issue here: race? – kra

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This article does not say he was a black man, but because I suspected  that race might have been a motive for the officer’s search [ thinking “where would a Ni$@#% get so many credit cards” ], I googled it. The mug shot is clear: Mr Walter Earl Saulsberry IS a black man. That still does not necessarily prove racism, but, in any event, the ruling was correct. Without the race factor though, this is...

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Orlando International Airport to scan faces of U.S. citizens, raising privacy concerns

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   I have no problem with this type of “search”. But sensible, fair, enforceable measures must govern how the information is used! Excerpts from the Article:   Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement...

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Victory: Virginia Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Police Use of License Plate Reader Technology to Track Drivers, Surveil Citizens

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   They should have known this was unconstitutional searching! While this case hinged on a state statute, I am sure the result would have been the same with a fourth Amendment argument. Excerpts:   The Virginia Supreme Court has delivered a blow to the police’s use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to surveil citizens and track drivers’ movements. The Rutherford Institute filed an amicus brief in Neal v....

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