What Crime Is Ms. Mapp Case Related?

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What crime was Ms. Mapp charged with? It was in May 1957, when Cleveland police forced entry into Dollree Mapp's home without a warrant. The Cleveland police was searching her home in look of a fugitive, that happened to be there. They wanted to question the man about a recent bombing and believed that this person was hiding inside Mapp’s house. No suspect was found and after an illegal instruction of her property with what appeared to be a fake warrant presented by the police, Mapp was charged with possession of obscene materials and numbers paraphernalia in her basement under the Ohio Revised Code section then in effect.
To which amendment to the constitution does the case relate?
Mapp appealed her case to the Supreme Court stating that the 4th Amendment should be incorporated. The 4th Amendment prohibits against unreasonable searches and seizures, and during Mapp’s arrest, the police came to the founding of the evidence presented in the trial without a warranty. Fourth Amendment 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 …show more content…

The police had no warranty, and even though she was probably guilty, she was still a citizen of the United States, and the police should have had a search warrant to inspect her house. Even the police have limits, and in this case, they should have not abuse their power to force themselves into the house. On the other hand, there was evidence found against her, and she was covering a fugitive of the law, but she was still in her property. Even though she might have been a criminal, the police abused its power by even providing a fake warrant that later was not even presented in front of the Supreme Court

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