Reasons to be glad you don’t live in California (Sorry, Buck)

Governor Brown Vetoes Fourth Amendment…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest.

The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State, they may search that person’s mobile phone — which in the digital age likely means the contents of persons’ e-mail, call records, text messages, photos, banking activity, cloud-storage services, and even where the phone has traveled.

Since this is Governor Moonbeam, there’s no particular reason to assume he actually had a rational reason for doing this. Perhaps he muttered something about a “solstice” that the reporter failed to catch, or just possibly…

Brown’s veto also shores up support with police unions and the Peace Officers Research Association of California, a police union that opposed the legislation and recently donated $38,900 to Brown’s campaign coffers. “Restricting the authority of a peace officer to search an arrestee unduly restricts their ability to apply the law, fight crime, discover evidence valuable to an investigation and protect the citizens of California,” the association said in a message.

That support would be key if Brown decides to seek a second term.

In the last year alone, at least seven police unions donated more than $12,900 each to Brown. Those unions, including the California Association of Highway Patrolmen and the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, had given Brown more than $160,000 in combined contributions.

Ah, there it is. Yes, California politics. Just like Chicago politics, only … more like that.

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3 Responses to Reasons to be glad you don’t live in California (Sorry, Buck)

  1. Anonymous says:

    He banned open carry in kalifornia as well. That, I suspect, will backfire(pun intended) when the calguns assn. gets that into court.
    No need to apologize to me in any case. As soon as I can, I’m out.

    You say you will not be using your trailer pretty soon?


  2. Joel says:

    Oh, I’m pretty sure you could do better than this trailer, Buck. But if you came and hauled it away, you’d make Landlady very happy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOL….might piss MY landlady off, however.


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