Here's a classic Fourth Amendment case, I think. Also a precedent for race-based decision-making for the defense lawyer, according to the article.
Come hence, libertarians.
Would love to know what the probable cause was in this case...
posted on 05/31/2006 7:55:18 AM PDT
by Army MP Retired
(There Will Be Many False Prophets)
Rather ironic that they managed to hit major pay dirt.
posted on 05/31/2006 7:56:20 AM PDT
(If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
Here is a perfect example of where guilt or innocence dont mean Jack Sheit.
Turn them boys loose they is just a couple of poor old black boys being caught because they was black. Sure they was dealing dope, but what difference does that make?
I still say when caught with drugs make the perp eat what they have on them.
I don't know anything about this case or judge..but I wouldn't want to be stopped simply because I was a white guy in a black neighborhood. Unless a cop can show good cause to stop someone, as hard as it is, they should be let go..watched like a hawk for the NEXT time to be sure but no one should be stopped without just cause IMHO.
quote "If my client was a white male walking out of the Sheraton hotel with a suitcase in his hands, he never would have been stopped and searched"
BS ! If some white guys covered in tattoo's wearing gang style clothes with their pants hanging down to their knees, gold chains around their necks and pagers on their hips came out of the hotel carrying bags while looking suspicious and guilty while sweating profusely and constantly sniffing... they sure as heck would of been stopped and searched!
Aren't law enforcement professionals trained to recognize suspicious activity?
I don't have a criminal mind but I imagine that if I had something illegal in my possession I might act abit more cautious around others. If the perps didn't have drugs with them they wouldn't have been arrested.
Seems the police used their training. If the perps were carrying suitcase bombs these professionals would be receiving awards for their police work
posted on 05/31/2006 8:10:42 AM PDT
by The Brush
Meanwhile racial profiling in the form of Affirmative Action will continue and be expanded...
posted on 05/31/2006 8:30:09 AM PDT
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I'd be suspicious of anybody driving on Beaver Street.
posted on 05/31/2006 8:48:48 AM PDT
(Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
"If my client was a white male walking out of the Sheraton hotel with a suitcase in his hands, he never would have been stopped and searched," Diamond said.
I am a WHITE MALE and I HAVE BEEN stopped and searched at an airport. This is a simple racist lie by this person named Diamond and it makes me sick!
This is yet another example of how wrong it is to dismiss truthful evidence. I oppose deleting evidence because of how it was gained. If something was done improperly then punish those that did such a thing after a trial shows that they indeed gained the evidence in some wrongful way. Noon but a criminal is served when truthful evidence is kept from a jury. Hiding truth is the undoing for the rule of law. We should address this issue by any means needed to stop the hiding of truthful evidence.
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posted on 05/31/2006 9:05:27 AM PDT
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Don't know all of the facts of the case, but it seems like the correct decision if they didn't otherwise establish PC.
Perhaps some of the lawyers out there could answer this question: since this was a decision in state court, does any law prohibit the prosecutor from turning the evidence over to the DEA for federal prosecution?
posted on 05/31/2006 12:06:48 PM PDT
More proof that
Liberalism is a mental disorder
Geeze, does this mean that the police have to return 30 grams of crack cocaine and heroin plus the $1,000. to Crawford and return 2.5 ounces of powder cocaine, more than two ounces of crack cocaine and two handguns to Taft?
posted on 06/04/2006 6:34:28 PM PDT
(Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me)
That was criminal profiling not racial profiling.
posted on 06/04/2006 6:36:02 PM PDT
(Too many wimps around.)
There is not enought facts in this report.
The police stated the reason for going to the hotel was to interview anyone who might have had information about a fatal shooting, so what was the pretext for a search?
I had a lecture by a ADA on pretext searchs a short time ago while serving on a jury pool and fail to see the pretext.
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