Facts: The respondent Raymond Place was stopped by Federal Agents (DEA) upon his arrival into LaGuardia Airport on a Friday afternoon. The respondent refused to consent to the search of his luggage. His luggage was seized by the agents under suspicion they contained narcotics. The respondent was informed the agents would be obtaining a search warrant from a judge. The luggage was then transferred to Kennedy Airport where the bags were sniffed by drug detection dogs approximately 90 minutes after the initial seizure. The dogs performed a “sniff” and detected
The case of Florida versus Jardines was heard before the Supreme Court on October 31, 2012 and a decision was made on March 26, 2013. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jardines. This case challenged the fundamental core of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure. The ruling of this case has impacted how law officials handle searches and the use of drug dogs. This case also challenged the boundary line of where personal property starts. This case is regarded as one of the influential cases in the interpretation of fourth amendment.
unannounced, random searches and it becomes a controversial problem for all. The use of drug-sniffing
According to the Fourth Amendment, people have the right to be secure in their private property, and may only be searched with probable cause. However, in a recent case, this right was violated by the government. An Oregon citizen, with the initials of DLK, was suspected of growing marijuana in his home. The federal government used a thermal imager to scan his home, and were later given a warrant to physically search his home. However, many remain divided over whether or not this scan was constitutional, as there was no warrant at the time of the scan. The government’s actions were not constitutional, because they did not follow the precedent case, used technology that exceeded human senses, and violated DLK’s right to privacy in his home.
During the search, Mullet said, officers recovered “a lot” of drug paraphernalia — pipes, torches, scouring pads, digital scales and baggies. They also recovered 2.7 grams of crystal meth and suspected psychedelic mushrooms and prescription
In this case Kyllo v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled against the vitric of the lower courts on a 5 to 4 vote. The questions that need to be answered in this case, in my opinion serve a bigger purpose then the case at hand. The case itself is about a man named Danny Kyllo who was growing marijuana plants inside his home illegally. An officer of the U.S Interior Department got a tip that this man was illegally growing plants inside his home and went to investigate this. Obviously a tip from an unknown is not enough information to get a warrant to search the man’s property. So agent Elliot choose to observe his house from the outside and use a thermal imaging device which takes a picture of the home and the homes in the neighborhood to see how much heat is home is radiating compared to the homes around him. This excess heat from his home could help
“A good first step forward is to start treating prisoners as a human being, not profiting from their incarceration.” ( Bernie Sanders). The prison system is only thinking about money because they don't care the effect it has in people's life when they are sentenced unfairly. The U.S Prison system is unfair, and two of the most important aspects to understand about it are the war on drugs and racism.
In Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), the Court upheld a warrantless, suspicionless checkpoint designed to detect evidence of drunk driving. In that case, police checkpoints were set up, at which all drivers were stopped and briefly (approximately 25 seconds) observed for signs of intoxication. If such signs were found, the driver was detained for sobriety testing, and if the indication was that the driver was intoxicated, an arrest was
Riley v. California in 2014 was a case in which the United States Supreme Court argued whether the police has the right to search and seize digital content without a warrant, from individuals who have been arrested. So, the main question of the case was whether the evidence admitted at trial from Riley’s cell phone violated his Fourth Amendment right. The court ruled, by a unanimous vote that a warrantless cell phone search during an arrest is unconstitutional.
In the United States, there are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants and most of them don 't have a driver’s license(Passel and Cohn). Because the DMV failure to issue driver’s license, it is hurting the undocumented population and is just adding more problems around the country. The undocumented population has been really affected by this failure of issuing the driver’s license towards them.
Question 1 addresses the thoughts and feelings of Larry Jackson, who is an attorney. He is a defense attorney specifically for those who “lack the resources” to defend themselves. Larry Jackson has the persona of a “for the people” attorney. Regardless of their actions and past, Larry is going to defend them accordingly and to the best of his abilities.
According to Joshua Holland from The American Prospect, Border patrol agents regularly assume that they have the right to abuse their power by entering private property illegally, and violate the rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens as well. People who drive say that they have been racially profiled, had a gun pointed to their face, and have been verbally and physically abused by border agents at checkpoints. A women claimed that a CBP agent was going to use a stun gun on her brother because he asked why their automobile was being searched when they were at a checkpoint between Phoenix and Tucson. 1 out 142 “complaints obtained by the A.C.L.U have resulted in disciplinary action” the son of a retired border patrol agent was pulled over for no reason. The agent was given a one-day suspension (Santos). Racial profiling is why many of the residents who live near the border and border patrol agents do not have a friendly relationship because the border patrol agents automatically think that the people in their cars are doing an illegal activity. The number of Border Patrol agents has increased. In 1993 there were less than 3,500 and in 2012 there were over 18,500 border patrol agents. The number of Border Patrol agents keeps increasing
Al Capone was given a son at the age of 19 just weeks before marrying his wife Mae Coughlin. Al Capone wanted to provide for his family in an honest way so he quit his gang lifestyle and began bookkeeping for a construction company. In 1920, Al Capone’s father died from a heart attack. It was around this time Johnny Torrio had invited Capone to work for him in Chicago. Torrio was formerly in the business of gambling and prostitution but had switched to bootlegging after the selling of alcohol had been banned. Torrio saw bootlegging as an opportunity to bring in more income. Al Capone, having a background as a thug and bookkeeper along with his street smarts, was quickly promoted to Torrio’s partner after joining Torrio’s business.
Many people are addicted to alcohol, some worse than others. The program 24/7 Sobriety started in North Dakota. 24/7 Sobriety is a way to help decrease the number of DUI arrests. Ways that 24/7 Sobriety help people addicted to alcohol are by administering breathalyzers daily, also repeat offenders want to keep their license and not go to jail. Lastly, it will also decrease the number in intoxicated related crimes. 24/7 Sobriety is a good program for DUI offenders.
The Harrison Narcotic Act was proposed to Congress by Dr. Hamilton Wright. This particular Act was not made to criminalize the use of any drug. However, it was considered a tax law because there was a tax imposed on individuals that made or sold narcotics. Suppliers had the responsibility of registering with the Bureau of International Revenue once a year along with paying a one-dollar fee. Since medical professionals prescribed narcotics, they also had to register and pay the fee annually or they would be punished. Medical professionals could only prescribe these drugs for medical reasons and they had to possess records of distribution to patients for two years. However, it was not considered appropriate to prescribe a narcotic drug to treat an addiction, which was troubling for both medical professionals and addicts. The Harrison Act contributed to a large number of medical professionals being either indicted on narcotic charges or being forced to face prison sentences.