Well, my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk in the back
And I know my rights, so you gon' need a warrant for that
The 4th Amendment protection is not quite so broad; although during a routine traffic stop (which this seems to be) the police can only search your “wingspan” for weapons (and the locked glove compartment would be off-limits)
However, police can search the locked glove compartment if they have a reasonable belief that evidence of the crime for which the person was just arrested is in the car (and remember that cops make stuff up)
So don’t get too comfortable with the “Jay-Z Rule”…
When this song was written and recorded Atwater and Belton cases both gave the police enormous discretionary powers to both search and arrest based upon any legal violation (including 55 in a 54). Years later Arizona v Gant states that the police can only search a vehicle without a warrant for either personal safety (wingspan weaponry) or to preserve evidence. In either case a locked trunk or glove box would be technically exempt.
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