Hey everyone, just a reminder that yesterday the supreme court decided that its unconstitutional for the police to look through your phone unless they have a warrant, EVEN if you are placed under arrest.
HOWEVER, the police CAN search your phone without a warrant if given verbal consent and they AREN’T required to tell you that you can request that they get a warrant. It’s up to you to know your rights, so PLEASE PLEASE reblog this so we can spread the word!
so I’ve seen a lot about this app around tumblr and a while ago I downloaded it since I tend to walk home late at night from friends’ houses in the city sometimes. I’ve always had to assume and hope it worked because I’d never had to see it in action… until I accidentally alerted them last night! when I got to my block I let go of the button but was unable to enter my password correctly because it was raining and the drops on the screen were interfering with me pressing the numbers I needed to. they texted and called me to make sure I was okay and when I did not answer they said they alerted the police! I eventually was able to call them and let them know I was okay once I got inside before the police got here, but I wanted to spread the word that it seems like this app will actually work! stay safe, friends!