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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Is the NYPD Entrapping Good Samaritans?

If you find an unattended purse or wallet lying around New York City, you might want to be extra careful about your next move. There’s a chance the NYPD is watching — and if they think you intend to pocket the money, you could go to jail. That’s what happened in 2010 to Bronx resident Deirdre Myers and her 15-year-old daughter, neither of whom even touched the money they were accused of trying to steal. Their arrests were the result …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant

An appeals court in Washington State on June 26 upheld the conviction of Jonathan Roden, the client of a drug dealer whose cell phone the police had seized and then used to entice Roden to arrange a meeting to buy more heroin. The detective initiated the text messaging after finding older texts that suggested he was a client. The Court of Appeals of Washington rejected Roden’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated …

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