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  1. US Supreme Court Ryburn v. Huff 11-208

    by , 05-20-12 at 08:29 PM (The Honorable Court at Officer Resource)
    Decision here.
    Discussion here.

    Officers received a call that Vincent Huff had threatened to shoot up his school. They interviewed school staff and other students, and learned that Huff had been bullied and was frequently absent (and therefore, based on their training, he met the profile of a school shooter). Huff was not at school, so they went to his house to meet with him.

    There was no answer when they knocked on the door, so they tried to call into the
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  2. US Supreme Court US v. Jones 10-1259

    by , 05-20-12 at 08:27 PM (The Honorable Court at Officer Resource)
    Decision here.
    Discussion here.

    I meant to write this one up last Monday, but I've been in training all week and haven't had time.

    Here's the facts: Jones was being investigated for drug trafficking, and as part of of the investigation the government (an FBI/Metro PD task force) obtained a search warrant to place a GPS on his jeep (his wife's actually, but he was the only driver). The warrant authorized the police to install the GPS on the jeep within 10 days
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  3. US Supreme Court Perry v. New Hampshire 10-8974

    by , 05-20-12 at 08:25 PM (The Honorable Court at Officer Resource)
    Read the decision here.
    Discussion here.

    When I first heard about this case, I thought the Supreme Court was going to rule on whether or not show-up field identifications were permissible. After I read the decision, it turned out that wasn't quite the issue (but close enough).

    Here's the facts: Police in New Hampshire were investigating a call of suspect breaking into cars. While an officer waited with the suspect in the parking lot, another officer met with
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  4. This is only a Test Blog

    by , 05-19-12 at 06:13 AM
    This is a test blog. I hope you all enjoy the new blog feature on the site!
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