Gang Member’s Convictions Tossed Because of Illegal Search

Posted by on Sep 10, 2021 in Other Issues |

Prosecutors never should have even brought this to trial; the search warrant was so bad (overly broad) that this was sure to happen! Excerpts from the Article: Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of a Wilmington street gang member for murder and other crimes because police conducted an unconstitutional search of his cell phone data. Diamonte Taylor, 23, was sentenced last year to life in prison plus 11 years after being...

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Drop the chalk: Michigan motorist wins appeal over tickets

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Other Issues |

The article does not say, but my guess is that the Court ruled that the chalking was a warrantless “search”. Excerpts from the Article: A woman with 14 tickets has won a major decision in a dispute over whether a Michigan city violated the U.S. Constitution by chalking her car tires without a search warrant. It’s a novel argument. Alison Taylor’s lawyer said the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable searches was triggered when...

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Police Searches of Cellphone Data Needled by Wisconsin Justices

Posted by on Apr 17, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

The debates about searches of cell phone data seems endless, as this case further indicates.   Excerpts from the Article: The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case hinging on how much reach police have when they want to search data extracted from a cellphone in the course of investigating a crime separate from the incident that led to the data’s extraction in the first place. In June 2016, George Burch was questioned by...

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Election 2020: Michigan voters approve Proposal 2, protecting electronic data

Posted by on Jan 24, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

Though some may say current laws are sufficient, they are fuzzy in this area, and measures like this one clarify the issue. Excerpts from the Article: Michigan voters have approved Proposal 2, which amends the Michigan Constitution to protect electronic data and communications in the same way the law protects your home and papers from unsreasonable search and seizure. You can track the results below: Michigan voters will see two statewide...

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Government Treats Protesting Cities as Enemies of the State

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

This is all wrong and very dangerous to our freedoms!       Government watchdog organizations are reporting that multiple government agencies employed high-tech surveillance aircraft over cities with demonstrations over the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. On June 2, thousands of protestors took to the streets in major cities across the U.S. to call for an end to police brutality. In response, cities such as...

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