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Essay On Police Invasion

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Imagine you are just casually walking home from school. Slowly a policeman passes by and stops behind you. The police halts you and asks you to give your backpack to him. He looks into your bag, doesn't seek anything, and leaves. Are people actually given the privilege to feel safe and secure? Amendment 4 states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This amendment helps decrease and limits the police to seize and search people. But…show more content…
One reason why the police should not invade the people's privacy is because it does not give the right to feel secure. The Fourth Amendment gives the right to feel safe and secure, yet the cops keep on invading into people's personal space. Even though the amendment limits the police from invasion, there are still a lot of cops out there who take over the men's and women's freedom. An example of police invasion would be the case of Rodriguez v. United States. In 2012 there was a traffic stop caused by a Nebraska cop and his K-9 dog who stopped a driver named Dennys Rodriguez for driving onto a median. Rodriguez was given a warning ticket and was asked to do a vehicle search. Of course Rodriguez refused to consent, but the officer ordered Rodriguez to step out of the car and the officer called for backup. The canine proceeded the search and found methamphetamine, Dennys Rodriguez was arrested afterwards. Rodriguez’s rights were broken for the 4th amendment because the cop invaded through Rodriguez's car. Rodriguez's right has been broken as cops do not have the right to perform unreasonable searches and seizures which is what the Nebraskan performed. Cops could go through a person's property if they have a search warrant or if the owner consents to the officer. Deputies should not be able to invade privacy as it breaks the privilege for American citizens to feel safe and
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