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Constitution

Should police be allowed to search smart phones without warrants?

Yes

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Info on a phone can lead to police being able to catch criminals
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Info on a phone could be time-sensitive, waiting can lose the opportunity
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Phones have the same info as wallets and diaries, searchable without warrant
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Innocent people should not be worried about police looking through their phone
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If there is important info on a phone, it can be wiped remotely
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If there is probable cause to arrest, it's ok to search anything in possession
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No

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A lot of info on a phone is info that has always required a warrant
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A cell phone can contain very private and personal information
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Violates the fourth amendment for police to search a cell phone
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Police could look at more on a cell phone than allowed by law, without controls
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Evidence acquired without a warrant should not be admissible in court
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Police are required to have a warrant to track a suspect's car with GPS
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