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Comment: This has been the law in NY State for year (Score 1) 249

by Nukenbar (#47318431) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

And I'd imagine a few others based on state constitutional protections, but now it is a federal rule. Seems to be the right decision, but it will be interesting to see if some states put up systems to fast track search warrants now to speed up the process, thereby lowering the amount of judicial review.

Comment: Explain to me why this is bad (Score 1) 202

by Nukenbar (#46929979) Attached to: Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy

If there is a warrant out for my arrest or a license plate is reported stolen, this system can identify it much faster than the old license plate over the radio. This seems to allow the police to stop and question people that they have a legit reason to do so, not just because you crossed the center line.

Comment: ICE - Why don't phones have this (Score 1) 664

by Nukenbar (#46913669) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Most people lock their phones these days. Why is there not a function that I can find the owner's info (whatever they want to put there) and an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number.

Or more so, if I come upon an injured person, it would be nice to let someone know (besides 911) that they are injured.

If I find a phone, what can I do with it if I want to return it? This has happened a few time in cabs. Now days I just give it to the driver and it is now his windfall/problem.

Comment: Re:Punishment fits the crime (Score 2) 1198

by Nukenbar (#46880623) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

This is an interesting point, but it does lead to another problem/cost. If you don't have the threat of a death sentance, then you can't get evil people to take a life without parole sentence without a trial. No one take a Life-WO-parole sentence, no matter how guilty they are, unless there is something worse on the table.

Take this case for instance:

There is no way this dude doesn't take Life-WO-parole sentence without a trial if the death penalty was an option (he got something like 500 years after trial). Those no-death sentence cases cost taxpayer money as well.

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