Illegal Entry? Oh Use That Evidence Anyway…

Jun 19, 2006 by

Civil liberities? Eh? I can’t quite hear you over the sound of Thomas Jefferson spinning in his grave (a healthy 33 1/3 rpms too!) Then again, I live in New Orleans, we have no faith left in the government or the process here. It all got pounded out of us over the past months since The Storm. Then again down here we are still more worried about looters than other illegal enties…

Police intrusion for evidence allowed / Knock, announce not always needed, high court rule  Police who enter a home illegally without knocking and find incriminating evidence can use it in a trial, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Thursday, carving an important exception in the 45-year-old rule that keeps unlawfully seized evidence out of court.

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