Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm with the ACLU on this one.

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops


Jeff said...

I was having a conversation about this with a couple coworkers this morning and phrases like this came up:

WTF!!!! How is that even REMOTELY acceptable?!!!!!!

Oh that makes me so damn angry. I can't wait for a fascist pig to tell me, "If you have nothing to hide..." Whosoever dares will get quite a 4th amendment tongue lashing, probably laced with profanity. Time to consider prepaid legal insurance.

How about I don’t want a random stranger able to read my private stuff?!! My contacts, text messages, etc. are just none of their business…

Yes, truly, the pirates are out of control…and what those idiots don’t realize is when it no kidding hits the fan, they’re outnumbered (in many areas) by gangbangers – they’re going to need us.

Mickey Collins said...

Michigan Gestapo strikes again. I believe they were the first in the nation to institute East German checkpoints back in 1983.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Mike.

People just go along with it though, as has always happened.

You know, this always ends up the same way, every time.

Over and over.

History doesn't just rhyme, it does repeat itself.

The scenery, faces, and tools change, but it does repeat itself.


Jimmy the Saint said...

In some weird way, incidents like the Rodney King and Oakland "Oops, I meant to taser him, but accidentally shot him in the back" videos really gave cops a lot more power. Everyone out there knows that stuff like that is a possibility if they don't do exactly what they're told.

Sucks, but there it is.

Anonymous said...

I just love how they ignore everything they don't like, say like the constitution and nothing is ever done to punish any of them. We pay all their fines and provide all their funds for equipment that they then misuse.

Sometime this will have to end and I'm sorry won't be acceptable.

Anonymous said...

We need to persuade any geeks we know, just how cool a "cloud" phone would be.

Using other phones within range to carry part of the message to other phones within their range, and so on.

Almost like Tor for phones, and no need for cell towers, unless you tell the phone to access one.

Sure, there'd be the chance of someone picking up your conversation, but compared to the current certainty of it happening...

The authorities and their mast owning cronies will hate the idea (the Reverend Jesse, might even make a speech to blame it for costing jobs), but, when someone develops them, they'll never be able to keep them out!

It'd take the internet out of the authorities' reach too!

WarriorClass III said...

I wonder what Samuel Whittemore would have done, when confronted with such a demand, or Captain Parker.

What will we do?


Bad Cyborg said...

Damn! I hate agreeing with the Amoral Crass Liars Union - ON ANYTHING!!!

Can widespread (near universal?) use of such devices be far away? What do we have to do? Turn the things off and remove the batteries and simm cards? I don't HAVE anything on mine except a couple of phone numbers and some pics of my family. That said I still don't want some PIG rifling through my stuff.

Can the revolution be far away now? I don't see how it cannot.

Jon Moore said...

As I said over at Venlet's place, 'No sir, you may NOT have my phone.'
I'll go the distance on this one.

W W Woodward said...

When the LEO tries to tell you that you shouldn't complain if you have nothing to hide, remind him that he has no Constitutional authority to search if he has no probable cause.


Anonymous said...

Even the ACLU (American Communists Liars Union), like a stopped clock, can be correct twice a day.

PIG - "May I see your phone?"
Citizen - "May I see your warrant?"

B Woodman

Mark Matis said...

For WarriorClass:
You Do realize that Messrs. Whittemore and Parker were able to open carry, don't you? Wanna try that in your vehicle in Michigan? Or just about anywhere else? Hell, the pigs have killed at least one LEGAL concealed carry recently, EVEN THOUGH HE DID EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK!

The stench is overwhelming. And it smells like pig.

Anonymous said...

Their probable cause is now, your existence.