“Law enforcement officials generally need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone’s location over an extended period, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that bolsters digital privacy rights.
Voting 5-4, the court ruled Friday in favor of Timothy Ivory Carpenter, who said prosecutors violated the Constitution when they obtained four months of phone data and used it at trial to show he was near the sites of a string of armed robberies. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberals in the majority.”
IMHO, this is way to close for comfort. Thinking that four (4) Justices ruled against him is pretty pathetic. The protection of Individual rights is far greater to society than putting one man in prison.
Remember, the only people that should really care whether they are guilty or innocent, once a case goes to the appellate level, is the Defendant(s) or Plaintiff(s) in trying case.
The rest of us should be focused out protecting our inalienable rights and nothing else. We should not let our emotions focus on anything but the target. Thus this is a very good decision.
The should have gotten a warrant. Real simply, unless they didn’t have enough other material proof to indict him. Law enforcement is notorious for framing one person or a group of people to cover the illicit activities of others. We’ll probably never know now.
Now with that said, the ruling oligarchs will often acquiesce such controls if it can ever be used against them. Justice is a fickle lady. We still have to side with protecting rights, because God knows innocent people will surely be targeted. It is better to let one guilty man go free than to allow injustices against the innocent. Justice cannot be perfect just as we humans are never perfect.