No warrant was obtained for these searches. Ross’ attorneys made a pretrial motion to suppress the evidence found in the bag and the pouch on the grounds that the warrantless search of the car does not extend to searching closed containers found within. Ross was subsequently convicted of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The heroin and currency found in the searches having been introduced in evidence after Ross’ pretrial motion to suppress the evidence had been denied. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding that, while the officers had probable cause to stop and search Ross’s car,
Page 293: More Festa testimony. Page 294: Black, as customary with all cases, made a motion that the government had failed to prove its accusations. And the judge threw out the bribery charge. Page 295: The judge would only tell the jury that the bribery charge was “no longer available for your consideration.” Black lays out the summary of the defense. Page 296: Reluctantly, Black rested without Fred's testimony, he was scared that he would open up latitude for a new charge.
California vs. Greenwood On the case of California vs. Greenwood, the local police suspected Greenwood was dealing drugs from his home. The police did not have enough evidence to get a warrant so they ask the garbage men to get the garbage bags that Greenwood had left at the curb for pick up to give them to the police. They found evidence of drug use that at the time was used to get a warrant to search the house. The search was illegal substance, and Greenwood was arrested on felony charges. Then the trial said that the search of a person’s trash violated the Fourth Amendment and the California Constitution, the trial court dismissed the charges against Greenwood.
Case Brief California v. Greenwood ET. AL no. 86-684 Supreme Court of the United States Facts of original case Early in 1984, Jenny Stracner, an investigator of the Laguna Beach Police Department received information indicating that Greenwood, a local resident could be engaged in narcotic trafficking. In February 1984, a criminal suspect who informed Investigator Stracner, a federal enforcement agent that a truck filled with illegal drugs followed a specific route of Laguna Beach in which the resident at Greenwood was a part of. A neighbor also complained that at late nights there was often vehicular traffic right in front of the residence of Greenwood.
A significant date beginning on September 11, 2001 began officially the war on terror. This war was never figured into the budgets and training of local police departments. In turn these woes experienced by police departments during the Great Recession causing external events impacting police budgets. “The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the Great Recession, this chapter places these events since 2000 in an economic context.” (Irwin, 2011) In addition, multiple interviews with police administrators, survey data, and news media content, are used to analyze police budget cuts. Most police administrators have already cut their budgets and report their jurisdictions anticipate more effects from the economic crisis.
Case Law Paper Last Friday, Thompson was arrested on reasonable suspicion for burglary of an inhabited dwelling, 459 PC. Reasonable suspicion was established in 1968 by the Terry v Ohio case. In the Terry v Ohio case an officer had observed 3 men “casing” a store. When the officer asked their name they had mumbled a response. The officer then spun Terry around while patting him down and found a weapon.
Neither man had a good alibi for the time of the robbery. There was good reason to doubt, however. Neither man spoke English very well and a translator was not provided for them. At the trial some witnesses swore that they saw Sacco and Vanzetti at the hold up, others however, swore they did not. Also, five people had been involved in the holdup.
Recently in Seattle, Rob Taylor, 25, was a victim of a hate-crime (Brownstone). Sydney Brownstone wrote about the recent event after an interview with Rob. Brownstone wrote that the offenders verbally assaulted him, then threw a boot at his face resulting in 6 stitches, and fled the scene (Brownstone). Unfortunately, there were no other witnesses and nobody knows anything about the crimes. Along with that, the LGBT community is not protected from hate-crimes in Seattle.
Earshad Jafar Legal Studies Period 8 January 11th, 2012 Terry C. O’Neal is guilty in the killing of Nicole Anderson because he was not supposed to be driving in the first place to the pizzeria. In the state of New York when you have a permit you are only suppose to drive when a license driver except when they are going to school then back home and no where else. Terry went to the pizzeria somewhere he was not supposed to go. Terry O’Neal also admitted when he was speeding. The visors of the vehicle said do not make quick turns or similar maneuvers because it may cause the vehicle to roll over and he jerked the vehicle to avoid Pat Young.
Summary of the Case Eric Michael Clark was charged with murdering an Arizona police officer. Clark was a paranoid schizophrenic and was not able to submit evidence during his trial that would exonerate him of the ability to commit the crime charged. Under Arizona law, Clark was permitted to present evidence of his psychiatric condition to support an insanity defense. Arizona law states that an insanity defense must establish by clear and convincing evidence that as a result of mental illness at the time of the crime he “did not know the criminal act was wrong.” ("Clark v. arizona," 2006) The judge in Clark’s case refused to consider psychiatric evidence to reject his mens rea, due to nonsupport of Arizona case law. Clark’s conviction was also sustained by The Arizona Court of Appeals.