Social media has a great role in a variety of different aspects of life. It has changed how people interact with one another and conduct business. In fact, it even has a role in police work; police in Alabama claim that a social media post recently led to criminal charges against a man.
The police in Alabama have broad powers to search you and your property for contraband. But there are limits, starting with the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Unfortunately, what happens in the real world does not always go the way the law says it should.
Disputes are not uncommon among people with differing opinions and values, including among teenagers. While violence is rare, police alleged that an ongoing dispute may have been the motivation behind a recent shooting in Alabama. The incident left two people in the hospital and three people facing criminal charges, including attempted murder and assault.
In many places in the world, police can stop you on the street and detain you or enter your home and seize any property they think might incriminate you in a crime. To do this, they only need to have a "gut feeling" that you might be engaged in an illegal activity.