Now The Fourth Amendment Under Attack
Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:52 AM
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:50 PM
I agree with you completely, I just wanted to point out some issue with the opinion. I take it very seriously whenever one of our constitutionally guaranteed civil rights is eroded either by any part of the governement.
I still stick with the bad facts make bad law conclusion:
1. An occupant of the residence gave police consent to enter, which is one of the exceptions to the 4th Amendment warrant requirement.
2. Mr. Gould was a known violent felon
3. The brilliant Mr. Gould had made recent threats to kill some local judges.
Do I agree with the conclusion of the majority? HELL NO. Can I see where their decision may be affirmed by the Supreme Court? Unfortunately, Yes, even though I would hate to see it happen, both as a private citizen and as one who sees violations of the Fourth and Fifth amendments on a daily basis.
Curious how a judge never believes an accused felon over the police unless you have a LOT of supporting evidence. Even then it is not unusual to have a judge overrule a motion to suppress and have to wait and hope an appellate court will set things straight.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:16 PM