No warrants needed in serious circumstances

05/11/2014 7:05 PM

05/12/2014 8:59 AM

Re "Want to look at our smartphones? Get a warrant" (Editorial, April 30): I agree that under certain circumstances, law enforcement should be required to obtain a warrant for searching through a person's cellphone. However I feel when it comes to serious offenders and crimes, they should not qualify for those rights.

In order to protect citizens and catch other individuals involved with the same crimes, looking through their cellphones can be a way to prevent it. With that being said, law enforcement has a tough task catching serious offenders.

In the end, the offenders are only charged with certain crimes when they should have been charged with others because of their involvement. If a serious offense has occurred then I believe law enforcement does in fact have a right to look through potential suspects' cellphone information in order to gather more information with regards to the case.

-- Jane Ruth Noval, West Sacramento

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