“If you admit to a crime on a hot line, is that probable cause to search without a warrant? “
What ‘crime’ was that?
The only thing I read was he was ‘depressed’.
Now, as far as I know, being depressed and seeking help isn’t a crime.
Don’t forget. He didn’t intentionally call the ‘Suicide Hotline’.
“Corrigan telephoned what he believed to be the ‘Military’s Emotional Support Hotline’ because he was depressed and had not slept for several days,” the complaint states. “
So does that mean that since he did call it, he is guilty of something?
Apparently and wrongfully so.
The other problem with this case is the common perception: call suicide hotline, police come, stick you in mental hospital, and if you’re not crazy, you go to jail.
The police over-reaction will result in lots of people NOT calling for help, ever.
Gun ownership. When asked he told the hotline that he had firearms.