Supreme Court May Rule That Cops NO LONGER NEED WARRANTS TO ENTER YOUR HOME!

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Reasoning, Jan 23, 2011.

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If I were a justice hearing this issue I would...

  1. Side with the cops having more discretion & power

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  2. Side with a strict following of the constitution & prevention of possible abuse

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    I know our govt. wants us to be scared that there are thousands of bogeymen in turbans hiding behind every corner and rock so they can justify their asinine spending and militarization of our local police forces but all this govt. really seems to be scaring me with is the rate at which they are capable of trampling the constitution to tatters...

    I wonder if I will tell stories to my future children about what America used to be like before it became AmeriKa?

    Who Needs Search Warrants? Just Follow Your Nose! by C.J. Maloney

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/us/13scotus.html?_r=2


    Uber simplified short summary: Supreme court is hearing arguments on the ability of cops to barge in your home if they think they smell something that might be illegal or hear something that might sound like a crime might be occurring...
     
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    In the poll, I voted for the Constitutional approach.

    However, I am most definitely FOR giving the cops more discretionary power they now possess what with ACLU's BULLSHIT.
     
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    The 4th amendment has already been whittled down to practically nothing by the SCOTUS.

    If you're not well off, you really basically have very little protection from unreasonable search and siezure.

    Oh, in theory you have rights, but defending those rights usually takes more money than most people really have.

    I had an excellent 4th amendment case in the case of the cops inviding my home a few years back.

    My lawyers told me, I'd prably have a good shot at winning, but it would take about $20,000 to fight it.

    So really...do I actually have that protection?


    In theory I do, but de facto?

    No, I really don't
     
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    You murkins need to work on your voting skills.
     
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    If the Supremes overturn the KY Supreme Court's decision it will be a terrible day. Cops already search cars on the pretext of "they smelled dope." When dope isn't found, too bad. Who knows what they smelled? It will set a terrible precedent and basically gut the 4th Amendment.
    I can't believe I am siding with Sotomayor and Kagan on this. But there you have it.
     
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    This.

    Besides, what's the difference between a police officer smelling dope during an investigation and smelling alcohol during an investigation?
     
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    Gee.....No Knock....who'd have ever heard o' such-a-thing?

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    I have ample protection if they do not have a search warrant. It may cost me my life but I will take a couple witrh me
     

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