A YouTube reaction from a police officer Dominick Izzo, according to his YouTube username, to the United Airlines’ recent fiasco is awesome, because he points out in his video that police job isn’t to be a hired dumb muscle for a corporation. Check out his video right after the break. Enjoy!
Politics is dangerous and sometimes downright ugly! People can be killed or jailed or even framed by politics, and nobody would know a damn thing better! Anyhow, sometimes journalists might not have a choice, because their jobs are to report what people want to know. A photo journalist, Carlos Miller, found out he was arrested for doing his job, but what worse was that his journalistic materials such as the videos he recorded on the day he was arrested in Miami were deleted by the police. Carlos Miller was at Miami Occupy protesting event, and he was arrested for being there. Nonetheless, Carlos Miller has had successfully recovering some deleted parts of the deleted videos of his. He is trying to sue the police department or something like that. Do you think he has a chance of winning in court? Do you think his rights have been violated? Check out the source for further details!
The police in California are no longer needing a warrant to sift through your cell phone when they arrest you. According to professor Jonathan Turley’s blog post “California Supreme Court Allows Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones,” California Supreme Court has now implemented such measure into law. The argument has that when a person carries a cell phone as if such a person is wearing clothes, the police have the right to search through an arrested person’s clothes for concealment of various things which now has extended to cell phone. Professor Jonathan Turley argues that acquiring a warrant takes only minutes, therefore the ruling allows a carte blanche for police to invade a person’s privacy without proper procedure such as acquiring a warrant. Modern cell phones as we know it are capable of storing huge amount of data, and we’re not even talking about smart phones. Professor Jonathan Turley fears that this new ruling of California Supreme Court has violated the Fourth Amendment. What do you think?