2021 Apr 4, 1:51pm
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Brown said in court filings that some customers are 'honest citizens' but defended seizing all of the boxes 'to distinguish between honest and criminal customers,' The Los Angeles Times reported.'The government must examine the specific facts of each box and each claim,' Brown reportedly said. Another Beverly Hills attorney with several clients who are customers of U.S. Private Vaults told The Los Angeles Times that the government's actions 'show low regard for the Fourth Amendment.'Attorney Nina Marino slammed the government for 'seizing innocent box owners' property' and viewing it even if some boxes were used to commit crimes.'It's just outrageous that the government has such low regard for the 4th Amendment and for an individual's expectation of privacy,' she said.Beth Colgan, a UCLA law professor, told The Los Angeles Times that it would be shocking if a judge had allowed the FBI to search every box in the sealed warrant.'I would just be very surprised if a judge had approved a warrant that would allow the FBI to go through every single box absent evidence that the entire system was corrupt,' she said.
The takeaway from this is that safe deposit boxes are no longer "safe" from criminal elements.
The takeaway from this is that safe deposit boxes are no longer "safe" from criminal elements. This line of bank business should dry up almost overnight.. but we have witnessed the level of critical thinking displayed by people, so there's a good chance that won't actually happen.
Tempted to store dildos in safe deposit boxes with giant FBI label on it.
so you have to open every box
US papers avoid reporting on US corruption
I'm sure the FBI will violate the Constitution again and again, but they won't say when, so it would be expensive to have the box just for this.
Patrick saysI'm sure the FBI will violate the Constitution again and again, but they won't say when, so it would be expensive to have the box just for this.Looks like they had a warrant. So the FBI didn't violate the Constitution. The judge who granted that warrant should be impeached and removed, tho.
Do people actually use safe deposit boxes still? My local bank is appointment only still to get inside because of Covid. I don't know, always seems backwards to store anything of value in a place that is a massive target for robbery. It's also super inconvenient. There are relatively cheap alternative.
He didn't trust his spouse. I doubt she had access to it.He passed away a couple of years ago. I dunno whatever became of that safe and its contents.
weren't they raided by Rosevelt back in 1933 when posession of gold was banned
Well if they did, they overlooked my father's 1898 $5 gold coin from the year of his birth that he saved and that I have to this day in a safety deposit box.
I use it for documents that would be a hassle to replace. Only time I needed to access it was to retrieve passport which is only occasional like once every 5 or so years, and car titles which is even less frequent.
What documents are a hassle though?
hassle to replace.Yes, I know. It's SF Bay-Area Centric Patrick.net. SF Bay Area, we must be Snarkey.A "free" safe deposit box that's at a nearby bank branch is a convenient place to keep that sort of stuff compared to installing a safe for that purpose. But that's just me. I'm not in the 3% or 1% or whatever. I'm sure you'll point out why yours is better.