Judge Rules Cops Can Now Break Fingers To Compel People To Open Cell Phones


by Tony Oliva

In another shocking display of jurist malfeasance, Virginia Circuit Judge Stephen Fucci has ruled that police can pry open your hands and force you to unlock your cell phone that has a fingerprint security feature.

Not only is Fucci’s ruling an affront to both the 4th and 5th Amendments but is also shockingly ignorant.

According to Judge Steven C. Fucci: while a criminal defendant can’t be compelled to hand over a passcode to police officers for the purpose of unlocking a cellular device, law enforcement officials can compel a defendant to give up a fingerprint.

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