This analysis from the Brennan Center estimates that the overall crime rate and the violent crime rate will be at their second-lowest levels since 1990. These findings directly undercut any claim of a national crime wave.
With Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature, 80 million Americans — one in four — now live in a state where the reform has been approved. In Illinois, the legislation had passed by a unanimous vote in both chambers earlier this summer.
The brief argues that “third-party doctrine,” which negates privacy protections for data held by a third-party service provider, should not apply to cell phone location information. The doctrine is a poor fit for the digital age.