Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

Texas Observer: Documents: Texas National Guard Installed Cellphone Spying Devices on Surveillance Planes

Texas Observer: Documents: Texas National Guard Installed Cellphone Spying Devices on Surveillance Planes by G.W. Schulz & Melissa del Bosque: The Texas National Guard last year spent more than $373,000 to install controversial cellphone eavesdropping devices in secretive surveillance aircraft.

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Hofstra Chronicle: Opinion: Big Brother is watching – The future of police surveillance

Hofstra Chronicle: Opinion: Big Brother is watching – The future of police surveillance by Delilah Gray:

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N.D.Cal.: Parking on the wrong side of the street justifies a traffic stop

Defendant’s car didn’t appear (at first because it was compliant) to have a paper temporary tag. It was also parked on the opposite side of the street where it was facing oncoming traffic in violation of the traffic laws. That … Continue reading

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OH3: Search incident under Gant isn’t automatic in a DUI arrest; more indicators required

OVI (DUI) is not an offense where there is per se evidence to be found in the vehicle by search incident under Gant (or the automobile exception). Something more than just the offense is required to use the stop to … Continue reading

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CA6: Auto exception continues to place of inventory; heroin found by plain feel

Defendant’s car was pulled over for a missing license plate and overtinting. The “plain” smell of marijuana was evident, and he was removed from the car for a patdown. The patdown revealed heroin by plain feel, which was valid. The … Continue reading

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