Pros And Cons Of Fourth Amendment

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The Fourth Amendment is “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.” In other words, it is against the law for police to search any person without probable cause and an issued warrant. (Cartoon Surveillance) This protects the privacy of the innocent people that may not be considered guilty. However, giving the people a right to a warrant is only giving them an advantage, while the police and the government have a disadvantage. Issuing warrants take away time and privilege for police. Needing a warrant may unable police to some investigations as well. The Fourth Amendment was created for safety and privacy reasons, but has deterred the efficacy of law-enforcement; needing a search warrant makes gathering evidence harder, police investigations have been delayed, and the Exclusionary Rule causes some investigations to be inadmissible. Needing a search warrant made collecting evidence much harder for the government and police. On spot searches are not allowed, or any type of search for that matter, unless there is probable cause.…show more content…
The Exclusionary Rule is grounded in the Fourth Amendment and it is intended to protect citizens from police doing illegal searches and collecting evidence. (How the) This means all evidence that was collected is inadmissible. However, this information is important and could help to label a criminal guilty. Criminal convictions have been minimal under this rule and criminals are getting away with more. The Exclusionary Rule only hampers police investigations. (How the) Without the rule non guilty parties convicted could be freed with reliable evidence. With having to have search warrants so that the evidence collected is considered “legal” only wastes
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