Tuesday, October 11, 2011

From the party of civil liberties

One of the things that drives me insane about the news media, Fox News included, is the presumption from the start that liberals are the party of civil liberty protection.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Hell just ask Gibson Guitar where the feds have confiscated millions of dollars of products without filing any charges.

Or take the Kelo decision, where it was the liberals on the court who decided that it was A-Ok for a government to seize private property on behalf of another private entity.

Or how about that liberal utopia, California where they have this..........

California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest.

The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State, they may search that person’s mobile phone — which in the digital age likely means the contents of persons’ e-mail, call records, text messages, photos, banking activity, cloud-storage services, and even where the phone has traveled.

Police across the country are given wide latitude to search persons incident to an arrest based on the premise of officer safety. Now the nation’s states are beginning to grapple with the warrantless searches of mobile phones done at the time of an arrest.


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