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05-16-11, 07:31 PM #1
Supreme Court says LEOs can enter without a warrant if they hear sounds suggesting destruction of evidenceThe Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision in a Kentucky case, says police officers who loudly knock on a door in search of illegal drugs and then hear sounds suggesting evidence is being destroyed may break down the door and enter without a search warrant.
05-16-11, 07:42 PM #2
There was a lot more probable cause than the sounds of evidence destruction in this case.
1. They followed a suspected drug dealer into an apartment.
2. They smelled marijuana coming from the apartment.
3. They announced their presence.
4. They heard noises consistent with attempting to destroy drugs
They busted in and found... take a guess.
Drugs! Imagine that.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
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