If you are familiar with current events, you may have heard of the case of a young college student attempting to rape/sodomize an unconscious woman and only received a sentence of six months and was released in three. The media has been buzzing about the case of Brock Turner and how his sentence was merely a slap on the wrist for the heinous crime. It was reported that two
The Fourth Amendment protects American citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. Although, if a government agency has a lawful reason the court will present them with a search warrant. This Amendment protects American Citizens from having their personal property searched by the government without a search warrant. With the Fourth Amendment American citizens feel safe and secure from unlawful searches and seizures. The amendment also prevents worry of government trespassing without a warrant.
At trial the bank employees identified Wade as the robber. The employees were cross-examined about the nature of the previous lineup. The defense moved for acquittal, arguing that the lineup was a violation of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. The trial court denied the motion, and Wade was convicted. The Fifth Circuit reversed Wade 's conviction, holding that the lineup in the absence of counsel was a violation of the Sixth Amendment.
Title: Chimel v. California Date/Court: United States Supreme Court, 1969 Facts: This case deals with Ted Chimel, who they suspected robbed a local coin shop. On September 13, 1965, several officers from Santa Ana came to the home of Chimel with an arrest warrant for his expected involvement in the burglary. The officers arrived at the door and identified themselves to Chimel’s wife and asked if they could come into the home, she agreed and showed them into the house. While in the house the officers waited 10-15 minutes until Chimel came home from work.
Johnson should be charged and found guilty for his violation of Texas state law. During the Republican Convention of 1984, Gregory Johnson burnt a stolen flag outside Dallas City Hall. He burnt an American flag in protest to Ronald Reagan’s political policies. He went to the State Court, and he was convicted.
On March 3, 1991, a black man led a high-speed chase in the city of Los Angeles. Rodney King was driving drunk. Previously, King had been found guilty of a robbery and was under parole, and knew that driving drunk would violate his parole. In the high-speed chase, King was being pursued by several police cars and a helicopter.
And then do the next hundred miles in horrible, slobbering sort of spatic stupor” (Thompson, 4). Taking drugs and alcohol and driving a car is a
In the spring of 1991,” In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officers that had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video an acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest.” [“1992 Riot in Los Angeles”] We hear and read about police brutality more than we should. Police brutality is a major problem in our country. Many times it is pushed aside or covered up. Sadly we find that a major reason for all this happens, has to do with racism as well.
The Supreme Court deliberated that certain decisions exist within a “zone of privacy” protected by the 1st, 4th, 9th, and 14th amendments. The 1st Amendment protects the privacy of beliefs which is the establishment clause. The 4th Amendment protects against unlawful searches and seizures. A person has the right to be secure in their own person. This privacy extended to the 14th amendment.
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries.
A Sayre man is behind bars after a package containing $50,000 worth of Bath Salts was delivered to his residence. 23-year-old Wyatt Yanney was arrested after law enforcement officials tracked a package containing 500 grams of Alpha PVP (Bath Salts) to his residence on Wheelock Avenue. Once Yanney took custody of the package and left his home, police arrested him and executed a search warrant. Police seized Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Molly from Yanney 's residence. They also found cash, assault rifles, handguns and a shot gun.
In addition, Hixon had just seen the man walking toward town (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). Ed Johnson was arrested and questioned for three hours, but he told Shipp that he didn’t know anything about the rape (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). That same night, an angry mob attacked the jail where Johnson was thought to be held, but, little did they know, he had been moved to a jail in Nashville for fear of a lynching (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On January 27, Nevada went to Nashville, where Johnson was identified as the assailant and was indicted for the rape of Nevada Taylor (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On the day of the trial, Johnson had an alibi, stating he was at the Last Chance Saloon when Nevada was raped, which was supported by many people at the saloon; however, Hixon and Nevada say that Johnson was definitely the rapist (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”).
ARGUMENT I. The District Court erred in denying the Motion to Suppress because the evidence obtained from Assante’s personal laptop resulted from an intrusive, non-routine border search conducted without reasonable suspicion. The Fourth Amendment protects “[t]he right in people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures . . .”U.S. Const.
The RCMP officers had reasonable grounds beyond mere suspicion to conduct the search without a warrant as prescribed by the NCA section 10 (1); therefore, they were within the parameters of the law to conduct the search of the accused (R. v. Collins,  1 S.C.R.
To be frank, the fourth amendment is a security blanket for American citizens; it protects them from illegal searches and seizures. The amendment was one of the first ten, which made up the original bill of rights in the constitution. Many were added to it since then, but the first ten remain extremely important. Without the fourth amendment, America and its citizens could be subject to searches and seizures at any time.