RT America -- April 29, 2014
Whether police have the right to search the contents of a cell phone when arresting its owner was put before the Supreme Court Tuesday. Digital rights and civil liberties advocates contend that such a search is in violation of the Fourth Amendment's protection from unreasonable search and seizure. Several lower courts, however, ruled in favor of police, sparking a debate and thrusting the issue before the high court. Discussing the arguments used and the possible implications with RT's Ameera David is John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.
Monday the Navy announced that General Dynamics will be awarded an $18 billion contract to build new submarines, the same day news broke that the Pentagon is set to destroy $1 billion in usable ammunition. Inefficient computer systems, lack of restraint by Congress and lobbying by multi-national defense companies are just a few things that contribute to runaway Pentagon spending and waste. Revealing the details of these recently announced expenditures with Ameera David is Meghan Lopez, host of a new RT series on military spending and waste.