All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘4th amendment’

ACLU Says D.C. Police Illegally Seized Man’s Cellphone After Photographing Alleged Misconduct

The American Civil Liberties Union has just filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and two police officers after alleging that they violated the law by seizing a man’s cellphone and stealing his memory card. The plaintiff in the case, Earl Staley, was reportedly using his cellphone to record the activity of the officers, who were mistreating members of …

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Judge: Your Facebook Friends Can Legally Show Cops Your Profile

If you think that privacy settings will stop a persistent investigator from accessing your profile information, status updates, and various other types of personal Facebook data – think again. According to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Williams Pauley III, it’s not a violation of Fourth Amendment rights for investigators to access your Facebook profile with the help of one …

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