iOS app Android app

Warrant

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy.

Does Policing Summons Warrants Really Prevent Serious Crime?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 12.06.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

After being arrested on a 2005 summons warrant, the NYPD let the air out of this cyclist's bike tires.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Why the SCOTUS Cellphone Decision is a Win for Press Freedom

Josh Stearns | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down this week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cellphones.

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

What I Would Have Said to Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.

No Warrant, No Problem

Ars Technica | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology

The US government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, f...

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

New York's Finest Cut to the Chase in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The brunt of the fury should have been trained on Lamont Pride first and foremost. In the end, he was solely responsible for his actions.

Jani Lane, Former Lead Singer Of 1980s Glam Metal Band Warrant, Died Of Alcohol Poisoning

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County coroner's office has determined that Jani Lane, the former lead vocalist and songwriter for the 1980s glam metal...

Sweet Cherry Pie

Janet Turley | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Watching "Cherry Pie," all I see is Jani Lane saluting the callipygian Bobbi Brown. She's hot. So hot he has to "think about baseball" so he can swing all night with her.

Hit 80s Rock Star Found Dead

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 10.12.2011 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — As investigators searched for clues Friday as to what killed Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, his...

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.

Roman Polanski Arrest Sparked By Tip From Swiss, According To New Documents

AP | THOMAS WATKINS and BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The arrest of Roman Polanski in his decades-old child sex case was set in motion last month by Swiss authorities, who informed fed...