Daily Archives: April 29, 2017

MO: Two week old information in call to child maltreatment hotline was not stale nor without exigency

A call to a child maltreatment hotline was made two weeks after the observation that motivated the phone call. The exigency still existed for a warrantless entry. State v. Prince, 2017 Mo. App. LEXIS 348 (April 25, 2017). Defendant’s vehicle … Continue reading

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CA4: Exigency didn’t justify search of a car for a weapon where there was no threat and no gun crime

Defendant was stopped and arrested on a police call, but it wasn’t for a gun crime. Therefore, because defendant was cooperative and the scene was completely under control and there were no confederates involved, a search of the car for … Continue reading

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NYTimes: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

NYTimes: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets by Charlie Savage:

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Cal.2d: Emergency aid search of wrong house was still objectively reasonable

Based on a police dispatch of a screaming woman who was also moaning in distress, the police went to the address (2314) given and entered. They did not find the woman and kept looking upstairs and in closets and found … Continue reading

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