Activist sues San Francisco PD after warrantless search of his phone (

March 20, 2013 12:00 am

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San Francisco police arrested an activist engaged in non-violent protest of a city ordinance, then conducted an unconsented, warrantless search of his cell phone. When asked what he was doing, the arresting officer told the activist that he was “Looking for text messages—how do you feel about that?” The ACLU of Northern California filed a lawsuit citing violations of privacy and free speech under the U.S. and California constitutions.

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