Nowadays, many people in the United States spend too much time discussing the balance between security and liberty. They criticize the government and condemn the security measures. However, they don't want to admit that many terrorist attacks were prevented by wiretapping, monitoring the internet, and so on. Professor Levinson states that it is “spying”. I would call it “a desire to defend the people, to protect their lives and health from the terrorist
If someone had some important evidence on their phone to help solve an investigation wouldn 't someone want the authorities to be able to look at the phone? There have been situations over the past year where authorities may have thought there was some evidence on a phone that would help them solve a case. Some may say if the police will just get the phones they will know the information right away and help criminal activity to drop. Many people may make an argument to say if the police officers are allowed to look at these phones crimes this still wouldn 't help the criminal investigations. The reason for this is because people don 't like it because it violates privacy.
I think that California laws on search and seize on electronic devices are fair. No police can search without a warrant with the exemption of the metions above. I always think that if it looks suspicios it should a cause to search and seize, I know that might make people powerless but I bet more people will be behind bars if police can make search without
The Exclusionary Rule is grounded in the Fourth Amendment and it is intended to protect citizens from police doing illegal searches and collecting evidence. (How the) This means all evidence that was collected is inadmissible. However, this information is important and could help to label a criminal guilty. Criminal convictions have been minimal under this rule and criminals are getting away with more. The Exclusionary Rule only hampers police investigations.
The side of this debate that supports less strict criteria for warrantless search of the digital information of cell phones is law enforcement, which is made up of various entities that track American citizen’s data to keep the country safe. Government lawyers and supports of warrantless cell phone searches argue that “searching a cell phone is no different than search other items commonly found on a person at the time of arrest.” In addition, they point out that prohibiting these searches would hurt prosecutors’ chances of proving guilt in drug trafficking cases because of the widespread use of cell phones by drug dealers in order to move their products. At surface level it seems that the Court has just required police to get warrants before checking cell phones, but the ruling could lead to questions about the NSA’s capacity to conduct warrantless search on American’s data. Government institutions, primarily the NSA, have used “section 215 of the Patriot Act” to analyze American’s phone data, but this ruling could show that the Court is attempting to better protect the Fourth Amendment rights of citizens by stopping
If you agree with having a tracking chip implanted in you, you are crazy. That is the biggest invasion of privacy I have ever heard of, They can track you wherever you are at all times, and see what you are doing, and even who is around you. The government can use it to track people that are “wanted” and that is probably the only good thing that they can use it for. Other than the government using it to track criminals, they can find missing people, but if they use the chips, people would be smart enough to not
If the world I lived in had no freedom to think it would be a freighting place. How would I be any different than a robot? The only things I would be allowed to do are the objectives the government assigns me to do. The NSA has disclosed their information on tapping phones to look for any sign of threat that can harm the public. Who is to say that the government will not use this to find those who have any rebellious thoughts against the government.
One way that the private sector has been able to assist in deterring illegal immigration is by not hiring workers who are in the United States illegally (Department of Homeland Security, 2014, p 7). This is subtle technique that would, over time, discourage those who do not have proper documentation to be in the United States and in theory should cause a decline in people attempting to gain access to the country illegally. Another important piece of technology that is being used to help enforcing immigration laws is the biometric systems. Biometric systems are used to collect fingerprints, eye scans, and facial images that are stored in an extremely large database that can be used by many different governmental agencies (Kephart, 2013). These systems also help federal agencies administer immigrations laws by detecting legal foreign nationals who have overstayed or violated the agreement of their terms of admission (Kephart, 2013).
Protection against warrantless search and seizures is another protection the 4th Amendment provides. The government must get a warrant or court order from a federal judge before they can see who someone called, see how long the call was, and listen to the call. Apple is at war with the government because Apple encrypts everything on there phones, so no one else can see your personal information. There are reports written for public viewing when they are caught doing illegal and unconstitutional spying. The 4th Amendment also protects against destruction of personal property during a warrantless
The FBI seems to be making strides in preventing terrorist attacks, but this action should be made without social profiling and trolling the internet. Also, the repeal of Net Neutrality is another right being stripped from Americans. We deserve the right to an accessible internet that does not economically discriminate. All in all, the government does not have the right to monitor or limit internet content, as it skews our checks and balances system. Without these checks and balances we evolve into a country that oppresses its citizens.