Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

The Guardian: Drone complaints soar as concerns grow over snooping

The Guardian: Drone complaints soar as concerns grow over snooping by Haroon Siddique: Complaints to police include claims of burglary ‘scoping’, mid-air near-misses and the smuggling of contraband into prisons.

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EFF: The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fourth Amendment Limits on Searching Your Data and Devices

EFF: The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fourth Amendment Limits on Searching Your Data and Devices by Stephanie Lacambra:

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CA6: Body cavity search warrant that involved only an x-ray and laxatives and time was reasonable; def, confronted with explanation of the process, produced the drugs on his own

Officers obtained a search warrant for a body cavity search. He was taken to the hospital and was told that he would be given an x-ray and a laxative and he’d stay there until the drugs suspected of being in … Continue reading

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TN: Scope of probation search can be limited by the terms of the search condition

The probation search here lacked reasonable suspicion because the CI wasn’t adequately corroborated to amount to reasonable suspicion. Also, the probation search here was limited to the areas in the house controlled by the defendant’s under the search condition imposed … Continue reading

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OH10: Hearsay of one officer about another not inadmissible in suppression hearing about RS

The trial court did not err in relying in part on hearsay testimony by one officer about another to find that there was reasonable suspicion for defendant’s detention. State v. Box, 2017-Ohio-1138, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1165 (10th Dist. March … Continue reading

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IN: Even if prolonged knocking can be unreasonable in a knock-and-talk, here it was justified by a chemical smell at the house

Even if prolonged knocking during a knock-and-talk, recognized as potentially unreasonable in United States v. Jerez, 108 F.3d 684 (7th Cir. 1997), was unreasonable, here it was reasonable because it was based on the officers encountering a chemical on the … Continue reading

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NY4: Testimony at trial can’t be used on appeal of a suppression issue

Even if defendant had standing, the search was justified by consent. “In contending that the resident did not give consent, defendant improperly relies on testimony of the resident of the home at the first trial, which ended in a hung … Continue reading

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