Directions: Imagine your friend is being charged with a crime. The police have
evidence against her which they found in several different ways. For each example,
decide whether you believe the government should be able to use that evidence if
they didn’t have a warrant when they seized it.
|ITEM/LOCATION SEARCHED WITHOUT A WARRANT
|SHOULD POLICE BE ABLE TO USE THIS EVIDENCE AGAINST HER?
|WHY OR WHY NOT?
|1. Evidence from her public school locker.
|2. Websites that she visited on her home computer.
|3. An email that she sent to a friend.
|4. Information from her Facebook page, including status updates and pictures with locations and other people tagged.
|5. Her movements by car on public streets.
|6. The contents of her cell phone.
|7. Things she said on a land-line phone conversation she had at home.
|8. Trash from her home that her family had placed in a garbage can by the curb.
|9. Something in her fenced backyard, not visible from the street.