To start off with the most important thing about the 4th amendment is that we the people should for safe to go in public and not be afraid to be searched unless the police have probable cause, and reasonable suspicion. The first question i'll be addressing is what fundamental should a American have in the 4th Amendment. Katz v Ohio is a perfect example of what fundamental should a American have in the 4th Amendment, Katz was convicted under an 8-count indictment. I believe the government went too far by attaching a device to hear his conversations, that's invading personal privacy with a non probable cause. The next reason i'll be presenting is writs of assistance. Having a sheriff or official go out and perform a job may be going too far depending on the reasonable suspicion. The government must have a valid and proven
Drones look like little remote control helicopters but with cameras in them. Some people fly these just for fun, but sometimes they can be used in the military. However, they have been seen to be becoming an invasion of privacy. Recently, there was a Kentucky man who shot down a drone that was hovering over the houses in his neighborhoods. In an article, he was asked and interviewed about the situation and said, “...To me, it was the same as trespassing”(Hawkins). Drones are now capable of spying on people and watching them, just as what happened in Kentucky. How do we know that the government will not use them to keep an eye on
In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up. Justice makes him try to commit a huge crime which causes zits to travel into new bodies. He experiences the feeling of having a father, which he never had, he experienced betrayal, revenge while traveling in these different people. Through experiencing all the second chances, Zits is able to
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
US NEWS informs us, “Drones in Seattle and Miami are equipped with video cameras capable of taking daytime and nighttime video, as are drones used by the Texas Department of Public Safety.” In 1989 Supreme Court decision ruled that police may use helicopters to peer into semiprivate areas including the backyard of a house without first obtaining a warrant. The Congressional Research Service furthermore states “The legal issues discussed in this report will likely remain unresolved until the civilian use of drones becomes more widespread”. The fourth amendment prohibits any search and seizures without a warrant. The drones which include cameras can come into citizen’s property as close as their yard, without having a
The Mexican border with the State of Texas is a large, rugged and sparsely populated area covering approximately 1,254 miles of the total 1,900 miles of American border territory with Mexico. The river that makes the natural border along the Western and Southwestern part of the state, the Rio Grande, is one of the major means of illegal entry for individuals wishing to enter the United States. The varying patterns of the Rio Grande are responsible for areas measuring less than 75 yards in width, making aquatic entry an enticing and relatively simple solution. Texas has a notoriously porous border and has been exploited for this reason for decades, the agents of the United States Customs and
The drone takeover is happening fast, and as usual, lawmakers are having a tough time trying to figure out how to create legislation around drones. Heated encounters and dangerous situations involving drones seem to be appearing more and more everyday. It’s possible that drone operators may need to have a license to operate if the community can’t get together to formulate proper drone
Area 51 is a government research ground as well as a top-secret military base approximately one-hundred miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Although a lot about this area is not much of a secret, as of 2013 the only public access allowed is to Extraterrestrial Highway. Even on this highway the ground is surveyed with drones and ground sensors. No one can get close to Area 51 without the base being notified. Members of Area 51 use whatever force necessary to keep the public away from the secret grounds.
Drones kill fewer civilians than any other military weapon but drone strikes target individuals who may not be terrorists or enemy combatants and drone strikes mostly kill low-value targets who are not significant threats to US safety and security. Even with the copious amounts of surveillance conducted on these individuals that are possibly terrotists, the drone attacks on them do not seem justified because of the lack of physical evidence that these individuals were a threat to the United states or to any country. Although drone strikes are legal in the United States and are subject to a strict review process and congressional oversight, drone strikes violate international law.
Are you concerned with your safety from foreign threats? If you are like me you frequently have concerns about the safety of our country. To keep this country safe sometimes we have to take the necessary precautions to make sure that happens. In Daniel Byman 's article "Why Drones Work" he presents some major points about why our military should continue the use of drones in overseas military operations and why they are effective at what they do. He argues that the use of drones overseas poses no threat to U.S. forces and that the attacks produce fewer casualties than other alternative fighting methods that are currently used. Byman claims that the drone strikes are very effective at eliminating threats overseas and
Do you often believe that the government is going into the gutter because of their recent debates over things such as gun control, race, and politics? If you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you have just been promoted to the top of the terrorist list. Police agencies now think that the, “main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists.”
Transcendentalism has been around since the mid-1800’s. It is a philosophical belief which introduced a new way understanding truth and knowledge. According to the transcendentalists, if knowledge could be found, it would derive from our intuition and contemplation of the internal soul and spirit, rather than relying on data from scientific evidence. Henry David Thoreau demonstrated his goal of self search and getting back in tune with nature by living in a self-built cabin for 2 years at Walden Pond. He arrived the knowledge of himself through reconnecting with nature. Our senior project is a near replication of Thoreau’s process to reach self knowledge. Instead of building a cabin in the woods, we decided documented our adventure through film to evidence our experience of reconnection to nature to serve as a medium for meditation to reach self enlightenment.
The domestic use of drones by the government has increased over the years. Unfortunately drone surveillance use remain unregulated due to slim privacy and civil liberty restrictions at federal level. With the advancement of surveillance technologies, drones will be used to track our every move violating our privacy. New drone systems such as the ARGUS-IS (Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System) are being equipped with five-megapixel smartphone camera sensors. Yiannis Antoniades, an engineer who developed ARGUS-IS, stated “You can see individuals crossing the street. You can see individuals walking in parking lots. There is actually enough resolution to be able to see the people waving their arms, or walking around, [or to see] what kind of clothes they wear.” With this and even more increasing technologies the most intimate details of our live may be potentially revealed without our approval. This could really threaten our nation’s privacy and actually violates part of our First Amendment rights which “prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion and abridging the freedom of speech”. Everything we do will be constantly observed by the Government and due to few federally regulated laws they are “free to roam about the
A drone is a miniature aircraft and can be used in variety. Drones do not have enough space for a human pilot, so the drone is being controlled by technology. Cameras can be attached to any type of drone for video surveillance: protecting human lives. The surveillance cameras are important for not only civilian lives, but also military safety. Drones are able to
Drone technology is a fast growing industry that can help us many ways to help to find lost people, watch our borders and go places that are too dangerous for us to go. Drones can be used for many nonviolent and harmless purposes. After all, it’s free thinking machine that under human