Justin Bieber’s cell phone confiscated by police, could he be deported?

Justin Bieber

Over the weekend, we discussed Justin Bieber’s continuing tour of terror through his Calabasas neighborhood. He’s not merely threatening lives by speeding like a reckless idiot through the streets. Biebs has upped the ante by egging his neighbor’s house and causing $20,000 worth of damage. That’s a ridiculous figure for ordinary citizens to imagine, but egg whites can be extremely destructive, and these are very expensive homes we’re talking about. The bottom line is that $20,000 qualifies the offense as a felony.

We were all surprised when the police took this seriously and raided Bieber’s home on Tuesday morning. The poor little baby had to climb out of his crib at about 8am, which is probably the earliest he’s awakened in years. The police found drugs and arrested Bieber’s buddy, rapper Lil Za, for possession of Molly. As far as anyone knows, no evidence was recovered that related to the offending eggs. But! The police did confiscate Bieber’s cell phone, which seems weird. Here’s the logic according to TMZ:

Justin Bieber is worried about what cops are going to find on his cell phone, but we’re told his issues involve nakedness and drugs … not so much eggs.

Law enforcement sources tell us … when they searched Justin’s house Tuesday, they seized his cell phone … took it right out of his hot little hands. Sources say cops are interested in texts that could incriminate him. Cops want to see if he texted someone after the fact and bragged about the egging. One law enforcement source called it a “text high 5.”

Sources tell us … he’s concerned more about drug discussions and references. Even if cops find drug references, Justin’s in the clear given there’s no physical evidence — nonetheless J.B. is afraid it will leak out.

We’re told he’s also concerned that there are naked photos in his phone, although we don’t know if they’re action shots, selfies, etc.

And we’re not even going to mention bad grammar.

[From TMZ]

Not to defend Bieber, but that’s kind of scary about the cell phone confiscation. The move by police does seem dangerously close to violating 4th amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure, but Bieber is not a US citizen, so he’s not entitled to that protection. Beyond that technicality, I am simply terrified at the thought of any Bieber nudie pics making the rounds after those booty pics leaked last year. Ugh.

Of course several media outlets are responding to wishful thinking that Bieber could be deported. There is a slight possibility that he could lose his US work visa and get booted back to Canada. Radar Online is pushing the theory pretty hard, but TMZ points out that egging doesn’t qualify as a crime involving “moral turpitude.” So unless the cops uncover some major dirt on Bieber — like say if he was trafficking drugs, he’s probably staying put.

E! Online says Biebs is trying to play it cool: “Justin is of course cooperating with the authorities. He’s also moving forward and concentrating on work and his new music.” Bieber is also staying busy by instagramming his new puppy. Poor Karma.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Justin Bieber on Instagram

 

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  1. Kali says:

    Obviously nothing truly bad will happen to him because, well, California Justice. But even the thought of this little douchebag being inconvenienced and frightened by what police might find on him gives me a ladyboner of glee.

  2. blue marie says:

    Even if they find something like drug references on his phone, I’m sure he’ll try to blame it on a friend. Friends with Beiber = rap sheet, I hope he pays them handsomely when they get out (although I seriously doubt it) The only reason I would think for him to sweat is if there are texts between him and his dealer, and if that’s the case, deportation is the least of his worries.

  3. Aussie girl says:

    It all seems a little extrem, but it’s justin bieber were talking about and just like the name of his dog, karma! Nothing major will come of this but if it makes him think twice about pulling one of his stupid pranks than it’s all good

  4. Insomniac says:

    Ugh. Please, no Bieber nudes. Please? I promise I’ll be good.

  5. Neffie says:

    Where is his mother?????? In my culture your never too big to get telling off.

    • Pri says:

      I was thinking the same damn thing. Wonder how it doesn’t occur to them…

    • FLORC says:

      She was doing a good job of investing and monitoring his money as well as work schedule and contracts until he turned 18. Then all hell broke loose. He became the ungraeful child that threatened to cut his mom off from his finances if she told him “No”. He flipped his lid on a book coer picture of him and his mom and accused her of using him for her own fame. The picture ofcourse was previously ok’d by him.
      So, it’s like a Miley/Billy Ray scenerio.

    • idk says:

      Once your kids turn 18, you no longer hold anything on them. They are legal adults and don’t need your permission to do anything. Once Justin turned 18, he was in control of his money. He moved out, bought that huge mansion and invited his friends to live with him. What could his mom do? She kept him on a tight leash until he turned 18, that is true.

      Also, I’d like to know the motive for the egg bombing. What made him do it? I know he’s had issues with his neighbor in the past, but what caused this incident? Did he act alone?

    • deezee says:

      From what I understand, she is too busy enjoying the spoils of his wealth and does not say no to him and hasn’t for a very long time.

  6. Marigold says:

    He has a work visa so he should have 4th amendment rights. Having said that, though, if they have a proper search warrant, they may very well have been within their rights to take his phone as evidence.
    http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/ConstitutionalRights.html#q2

    Otherwise, please let him be deported.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I have no problem with them taking his phone. He committed a crime. I hope they take it as far as they can.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      The linked case involved searches in Mexico, not the US, of a non-citizen’s residences. Even Beiber has 4th Amendment protection in the US.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      First of all let me state that I abhor Bieber. I do think that the police dept. overreacted in sending out 8 police cars, 11 officers, and a battering ram over a “egging”. I doubt seriously that they would have done so with anyone else and that bothers me. I know that it is silly but I would love it if the law were applied uniformly!
      At any rate, since they have done all of this in order to get “egging” evidence, I hope they follow it thru. The thing is I doubt that an “egging” is going to get very much punishment. Bieber might get fines and all that but is that really worth it? I just wonder couldn’t they have made a case against him without all of this hoopla. I mean there are witnesses (his neighbors) and I doubt he and his playground pals could withstand serious police questioning.
      I will say that the police may have accidentally done ole Bieber a favor. Perhaps, the police raiding his home with scare him straight.

      • Marigold says:

        If the egging in question actually caused $20,000 in damage, it’s a felony. Do I think much will come of that? Nope.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree that laws should be applied equally, but I think they might have information we don’t about other laws he has been breaking, such as drug laws, etc., and they finally had a legitimate excuse to search his home. I think they were hoping for that, not really to find more evidence of the egging. I have mixed feelings about it, although I admit one of the stronger feelings is hahahahaha. That might not be my best side showing through, though.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        @GoodNames,
        Is the egging a legitimate excuse though? Would it be if he were anyone else? I am genuinely asking because I don’t know. Also, I completely laughed at Bieber getting raided. He is such a douche. Then I just got to thinking about the ramifications of using “excuses” to enter someone’s property.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @TulipGarden
        I know, I’m torn. I don’t know the answers. I suppose if it’s a felony, they can do whatever that entitles them to do as far as searching his property. So maybe my use of the word “excuse” was inaccurate. But I do think everyone should be treated equally, and that includes douches. Well, we are probably worrying about nothing because he will most likely have to pay a fine or some other slap on the wrist.

    • idk says:

      He can still make music in Canada and have it released worldwide. Getting deported back to Canada wouldn’t change much, Canada is a great country, not a punishment for him (other than the horrible winters). Also, there is no way he would get deported. People have committed worse crimes and were not deported.

  7. Lenna says:

    FIsh at thesuperfical made a good point about the cell phone, how many under age girls text, tweet, etc nude pics of themselves to bieber on a daily basis….that might get him into serious trouble if he has any of those on his phone

  8. DailyNightly says:

    Can you imagine the tantrum he would throw if they DID deport him?

    “But I don’t wanna go back to Canada!” as he lays on the floor kicking and screaming. “You can’t make me!”

  9. StepfordWifeNot says:

    He is such a revolting little scrote – a mediocre talent catapulted to fame and fortune because of the raging hormones of “Beliebers”, have I got that right? Yes! Yes! Yes! America, please deport him. Surely the most powerful nation in the world can handle one badly-behaved brat?

  10. INeedANap says:

    Two thoughts: I wonder if his friends don’t mind taking the fall because if they go to jail for drugs, it may give them a certain measure of street cred. Dumb as that sounds, consider whom we are talking about.

    also, he looks ridiculous in that first picture. Obviously, he is an independent human being and can dress however he wants, but I always feel like he would be better served with a old school gentleman hipster style aesthetic like Dan Radcliffe and Elijah Wood. Is he ever changes his character he should consider a change in wardrobe.

  11. badrockandroll says:

    Kiefer Sutherland did time and was not deported. La Bieb’s yours, sorry!

  12. Tippy says:

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

    Justin’s just getting a healthy dose of his own medicine and maybe next time he’ll think twice before harassing his neighbors.

  13. TorontoE says:

    As a Canadian I really hope this is not true. I can’t live in a city with Rob Ford and the Biebs. It’s too much doucheyness for one place.

  14. bored_01 says:

    no, no! we don’t want him back!

  15. Jo says:

    I can’t compare myself to someone living in a mult million dollar mansion but my house was egged a few times a few years ago and it was extremely frustrating and in a way terrifying. Yes, eggs are very damaging to painted wood but more than that there was for me a sense of dismay that I was being targeted and vulnerability. It is not a harmless prank. I was a recently widowed mom of two and I believe that the “eggers” felt a sense of entitlement that they could get away with such an act (perhaps JB felt the same?) I just had a feeling that if my husband was around it would not be happening. To this day I don’t know who did it or why, it just stopped all of a sudden. It is an extremely selfish, arrogant act and at age 19 the overly entitled JB needs to smarten up. He should know better.

    • FLORC says:

      Jo
      That’s horrible you had to go through that during what must have been a terribly difficult time.

      Beiber has enough “friends” that will take the fall for him if he’s caught doing something and the cops haven’t arrested him or given him more than a slap on the wrist. So, it’s fair to assume he has a strong sense of entitlement. Brat.

      The tides are turning though. He’s now less profitable and Hollywood is speaking out that he’s just a wimpy boy acting like a baby. His star is falling.

      • littlestar says:

        He should really start saving his money from this point on, instead of wasting it on toys, drugs, and the leeches he calls his “friends”. His star/money making power is falling and I can’t imagine he’ll have much future income at this point going forward.

    • TheCountess says:

      That’s terrible and frightening to have happen to you. People are truly asshats.

      With Bieber, he already has quite a history of being a menace to his neighbors. Didn’t Keyshawn Johnson try to chase him down and pound the tar out of him for reckless driving on the residential streets? I wager that the neighborhood association has been taking notes and someone far more powerful, rich and influential than Bieber with a contact inside the police department demanded something be done based on a litany of incidences and observations. They don’t send eleven cops to investigate an egging.

    • Monksolo says:

      There was a Korean guy across the road from me by the park, lived alone. And pretty much every night in the summer kids would egg the side of his house at 3AM or so and disappear into the park. When I passed his house it was completely destroyed on that side, egg having entered into the screens and windows. I live in Ontario and I see this sort of cowardly bullshit all the time, bored teens pointlessly picking on people who are alone cause they can get away with it. Bieber is not unusual here.

  16. Lohola says:

    No returns! You break it, you buy it!

  17. Tulip says:

    @ Jo. My condolences for your loss. Yeah, some idiot probably targeted you because you were an easy target and they were an ignorant jerk, but if nothing happened since it sounds like somebody found out, stepped in and gave them hell for what they did, if that gives you any comfort, so someone does support you in this part at least. As for Justin, well, my heart goes out to the people on his phone who will now have the whole police force laughing at them and possibly pressing charges. And as much as I hate Justin Beiber, a bit of my heart goes out to him if only because everyone does stupid, STUPID things in their 20′s (never mind teens) and he never meant to put his friends in hot water and become a social pariah in his own circle. All of it is messed up.

  18. msw says:

    Dont let the door hit you on your hammer pants.

  19. Randifan says:

    Justin Bieber can avoid being deported and marry an american citizen.

  20. Jaded says:

    I think there’s more to this than meets the eye….it was a classic drug raid, first thing in the morning, catch the little gits unawares. The cops knew there were drugs, the egging thing wasn’t the main reason for the bust. I feel sorry for his mother, she created a monster and now he’s turned against her. Canada most definitely does NOT want him back unless he goes to live in a crack house at Jane and Finch (huge gang area in Toronto). THAT would give him the street cred he so desperately wants…

  21. TheCountess says:

    “Bieber is not a US citizen, so he’s not entitled to that protection. ”

    Say what? The Bill of Rights doesn’t go out the window just because a suspect is Canadian. That’s remedial Con Law.

  22. GirlyGirl says:

    We don’t want him back up here.

    He’s all yours America!

  23. Imhere says:

    Wow, some interesting legal opinion being thrown out in this article!! What the hell!? I highly doubt that the 4th amendment would not apply in this case. The link to the case in the article was about property of an alien seized in a FOREIGN country. In this case the Biebs is (presumably legally) in the US and his property was also in the US. I would be really surprised if 4th amendment rights only applied to citizens, that would affect millions and millions of american residents!

    • GirlyGirl says:

      Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up on current events down there but your Constitution is being used as toilet paper by the WH, congress and the NSA.

      I mean if they’ll bug Chancellor Merkel’s phone I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble with a Canadian’s phone.

    • TheCountess says:

      The legal comments in the post are completely incorrect. The “judicial” amendments in the Bill of Rights – Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth – are as much about setting process in the United States criminal justice system as protecting the rights of an individual defendant within that system. The requirement for probable cause doesn’t cease to exist because a suspect is Canadian, or Norwegian or French. Ignore the Fourth Amendment and see the best evidence of a defendant’s guilt excluded from trial (along with any other evidence considered “fruits of the poisoned tree”)

  24. Mickey Phillips says:

    I think I can speak for all of Canada here when I say, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!”

  25. The Original Mia says:

    When they submitted the warrant, they included the phone. Since this is the generation that loves to film everything they do and post it to their social media, it stands to reason there could be incriminating evidence on his phone. No violation of 4th Amendment rights.

  26. Canada says:

    Oh, dear God…please don’t send that little sh*t back here.

  27. JuJuJen says:

    It’s not “dangerously close to violating 4th amendment rights” , it IS a violation of 4th amendment rights.

    “The right of a person to be secure in their papers and possessions, against unreasonable searches and seizures..”

    These cops are in violation of lots of rights, here and although I can’t stand Baby Beiber, I’d rather the cops operate within the boundaries of our constitution.

  28. skuddles says:

    Loser loser loser loser. Let me say it again, LOSER.

    Also…

    Dear US,

    Canada DOES NOT want the Bieber back. He’s your brat, you keep him. Forever.

    ♥ Every Single Person in Canada

  29. MerlinsWife says:

    Nooooo please don’t send him back to Canada!

  30. Ellis Alter says:

    He won’t be indicted for anything. Poor baby is suffering from Affluenza, or some other such brainchild of lawyers the ridiculously wealthy can afford.

  31. UnsweetenedCaroline says:

    As a long time owner of American Bulldogs I can say this will not end well. They are very difficult dogs that require a stable, experienced home. Stubborn like bulldogs but the size and power of a mastiff. They can also be very aggressive with strangers if not properly socialized. My dogs also HATE drunk/high people, so there’s that. Poor baby pup!

  32. Vilodemeanus says:

    The cops were there twice, the first time was with the egging incident. The second time with with a search warrant, which had to be signed off by a judge and it had to specifically mention getting everyone in the house’s phone to examine for either film, photos or texts about the egging incident. They found drugs, which now allows them to use any other information party to that, meaning drug dealers phone numbers, texts about where they met to pick up the drugs and things like that. The photos are a bonus, if there are under age girls or boys on anyone’s phones and they are undressed, that could lead to other charges. They were idiots to not get rid of all the electronics in the house between the first visit by the Sheriff’s and the second. For being so thug they don’t know how to play.

  33. Vilodemeanus says:

    I hope the dog is treated better than he treated his poor monkey who he deserted in Germany. Just left it there, abandoned. He has no business getting a pet when he simply dumped an animal in another country when it became a bother to retrieve. He had more than enough money to rehome the animal but did not do so. Who ever sold him that poor dog is an idiot, he’s barely home and when he is it seems he’s using drugs. I’d give the dog a better chance of survival at Paris Hilton’s house. He’s not mature enough to dress himself based on photos, why would any decent breeder sell HIM a dog?

  34. gabby says:

    Justin B is a tool. I’m so glad I’m not a teenager so I don’t have to be subjected to his assholery.

  35. Ryan says:

    For the record, the constitution applies to everyone in the US, not just US citizens. So you’re completely wrong in suggesting the 4th amendment wouldn’t apply to him.

    Law enforcement had to go to a judge to get the warrant. His 4th amendment rights were not violated. There was enough evidence of the egg-throwing incident and his involvement (witnesses and video) to obtain a warrant. That much is clear.

    Bieber could be deported, though, regardless of whether or not criminal proceedings commence. The US does not need to convict someone of a felony to deport them. They can simply deport them.