Is Ethnicity Probable Cause

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News reports have documented several violations of illegal immigrants ' Fourth Amendment rights by police officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It seems illegal immigrants have been stopped, searched and arrested because they fit a particular ethnic profile. The Fourth Amendment requires police to have probable cause before searching people or their property in criminal investigations. Is ethnicity probable cause? In practice, if police search without probable cause, any evidence found in the search may be excluded from court. Simply stated, direct police accountability for wrongful searches will then reduce searches which could be necessary due to wrongful searches being done with no probable

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