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Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 1) 232

by JeffAtl (#49057475) Attached to: Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone

I'm sure the entire department will get a kick out of my trip to Niagra, pictures of my cats and memes.

Never record or write anything that you don't want somebody else's lawyer holding up in court.

Ah, the "if you have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide" boot licking.

Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 1) 232

by JeffAtl (#49057455) Attached to: Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone

Parallel construction is still subject to fruit of the poisonous tree, and evidence obtained from clues given from illegally obtained evidence will also be thrown out.

You're not really understanding what parallel construction is. If it is done correctly, there is no way for the defendant to ever know that any information was ever illegally obtained.

For example, if an illegal wiretap reveals that a person will be carrying illegal items on a certain date, the police can make a point of stopping that person's car for some other reason.

Comment: Re:Inherent 4th amendment problem... (Score 1) 232

by JeffAtl (#49048939) Attached to: Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone

The question is not is them searching your phone legal? Its how long before they do it anyway. Remember the way it works is the police use a new tool quietly for a while, and slowly make it more and more common. Soon enough you will never be able to get it rolled back because it is an "essential tool".

"Parallel construction" is a prime example of this.

Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 3, Insightful) 232

by JeffAtl (#49047893) Attached to: Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone

That's terribly naive. The SCOTUS has ruled that the public can video record police officers, yet the police will still stop you from doing it.

The ruling only has teeth if the cops search your phone and then try to use it directly as evidence. There is nothing stopping them from using the information for parallel construction or just keeping the private photos that you took of your girlfriend/wife.

Comment: Re:conscientious beliefs... let's break that down. (Score 1) 297

by JeffAtl (#48989055) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates

Except for the "science deniers" in this case would have to be the physicians themselves.

Which will be easy enough to find - especially if they don't want to face liability issues for going against the will of the parents.

Expect a huge influx of "child is allergic to all vaccine" reports from Mississippi doctors in the near future.

Comment: Re:Probably won't happen soon (Score 2) 378

by JeffAtl (#48931505) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

Most of their problem was that using a cutting torch to open a hole for the insertion of the water. The heat of the torch in the closed space of the safe melted or burned everything inside.

Also, Mythbusters is almost going to show a successful criminal approach - they are too reliant on the cooperation of law enforcement. The only successful ones they show are ones that are too impractical.

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