The first amendment says that we have the freedom of speech. So the things that we text and call one another about shouldn’t be searched right? Well, the police are allowing themselves to look through the phones of suspects to get information. There are many criminals that have been caught because of this. Here is a time where it benefited the police:
David Riley was detained in 2009 for having an expired vehicle registration and driving with a suspended license. When authorities impounded the Lexus, loaded weapons were found hidden under the hood.
After the college student’s subsequent arrest, San Diego police took a look at his smartphone. Text messages, contacts and video in the touch-screen device led officers to believe Riley had organized crime connections, and a photograph of another vehicle owned by the suspect was linked to an earlier drive-by shooting.
He was convicted in state court and received a 15-year jail sentence.
The problem with this is that it does go against the first amendment, but if it going to help us then why not?