Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’ who’s an undercover cop? It’s legal!

It’s illegal for convicted felons to possess deadly weapons, including handguns.

Which means it isn’t a good idea for them to post photos onto Facebook that show off their Smith & Wessons, or accept friend requests without knowing the requester, given that undercover investigators are in the habit of friending suspects.

And no, a Delaware court has decided, a felon who got caught with incriminating evidence of the aforementioned Smith & Wesson has no expectation of Fourth Amendment protection against the “mistaken trust” he placed when accepting that friend request.

The convict in question is Terrance Everett. As of November 2015, he was on federal probation after being convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

His Facebook “friend” turned out to be Detective Bradley Landis of the New Castle County Police Department in Delaware. Landis had monitored Everett’s Facebook page a few times a week for at least two years, using a fake name and photos on his profile. According to the court decision, it’s unclear what information was available to Landis before he friended Everett, and what was available after the friending.

Either way, on 4 November 2015, Landis saw a photo on Everett’s page that had been posted at 5 am. It showed a nightstand with a number of things on top: a handgun, a Mercedes car key, a large amount of cash, a pay stub, two cell phones and a framed photograph of Everett wearing a black T-shirt and a red necklace.

for more of the story click below

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/06/08/busted-by-a-facebook-friend-whos-an-undercover-cop-its-legal/

Remember: if you are going to be a criminal, think about what you’re doing… because while we can NOT lie to the police, they can (legally) lie to us.

By Kenneth T.

My blog, My way Welcome to a little piece of my life. Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings. For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life. Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what's going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don't need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~ You may find, new additions to what I call "Hobby-time". Ahh yes, my hobby... I make pinback buttons (some call them badges). Sorry for the shameful plug ;-) *** And then there is the outside the box or "Offtrack" thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster, but will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not. Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know? Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive? Should we survive? The coming montrary collapse. There is so much going on, more then we see outside our windows.

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