Amendments are an important system in America without amendments it would be totally different. An example, alcohol would still be prohibited if the 21st amendment didn’t repeal the 18th amendment. What an amendment means is an article added to the constitution. The 4th amendment stands out to me the most and it states, “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.” In better words the amendment means it prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires a search warrant by a neutral judge. The history behind this amendment is it was introduced on December 15, 1791 by our founders.
As well as, a person can’t be a double jeopardy which means if someone commits a crime and the police didn’t find any evidence against them so they can free to go. It indicates that if the court didn’t have any evidence against a criminal and the court let him go and later, police find evidence against criminals so they can’t arrest that person again. It shows to us that the seventh amendment is very important and helpful. The 8th Amendment is important to all people that live in the United States. First, the 8th Amendment helps the courts to take a decision.
A liberty that every American enjoys is upon crime committed they are awarded a hearing/trial in order to promote fairness. The Fifth Amendment has specific protections which includes the right to due process, “rights require the government to provide some type of hearing and procedure whenever has taken some action that deprives
Our founding fathers created the Bill Of Rights which are the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. One of the most important amendments is the Fourth Amendment. It states “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”(p. 11). What are our founding fathers were trying to do is keep our country from a police state, a state in which law enforcement could enter our homes without probable cause. This protection provides the citizens of the
The movie mention that the company has the ability to track anyone, in where they present it as a good tool that could stop criminals and those who are to do harm. In other words, the right to privacy get taken into a shelf in this adaptation. This movie portrays what would happen if privacy comes to end. II. Discussion While watching
This is a good thing to have in America today, because many criminals will say anything to get out of punishment. Also, it good for civilians know the laws of the land as well, in case an officer goes against them, so the individual can protect them self’s and educate if
First of all this case shows us the circumstances, when a police officer has the right to detain an individual without a search warrant. R. v. Clayton is an excellent example of how public safety is a police officer’s main priority whether it means for them to be following the common law or violating it to protect the public. The officer received a call from a person who was in high danger of being in an environment where one could get killed. The police officers took no time to get to the location and block every possible exit (in this case 2) outside of the area described by the caller. This goes to show the seriousness of a situation when prohibited handguns a brought in a public place.
The duty of any criminal prosecutor is to seek justice. A conviction is the end of justice being served prior to sentencing; however justice cannot be served if an innocent person is found guilty. Even though the prosecutor(s) are there to represent the public and has the duty to aggressively pursue offenders for violations of state and federal laws, they shall never lose sight or their own moral compass of their main purpose is to find the truth. In the pursuit of truth, the United States Supreme Court has developed or made rulings in reference to several principles of conduct which have to be followed by all prosecutors to assure that the accused person(s) are allowed the proper procedures and due process of the law granted by the 14th Amendment. In the 1963 ruling in Brady v. Maryland, the United States Supreme Court ruled that any government state or federal has the duty to disclose to a defendant and his counsel any exculpatory information or evidence in its possession.
As for personal and public safety, the Fourth Amendment is intended for people to have the right to be secured within their personal owning. People shall have the right to object from unreasonable search and seizures without a warrant, probable cause, and without the support from oath or affirmation. I think the Fourth Amendment is important because it definitely protects your right to give up anything that is your property and what you pay for. What’s yours is yours and people, as well as law enforcers, should respect those rights because they also have that right to not give up anything. I believe that the significance of the Fourth Amendment is that people have the right to not have their belongings taken away from them without any “good
The data collected would help me write a three page paper on my experience there and help me relate to the online readings in class. During my 90 minute visit to the Queens criminal court I noticed many issues that need to be fixed. Our courts handle many cases and they do not take the right amount of time to investigate each case. Most of the defendants were pleading guilty and some of them spoke to the judge to accept the plea but they looked like they did not know what was going on. While I was waiting on line to get in I also notice that some of these individuals might have some mental issues.