Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers

Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers by Christopher Robbins:

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NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says

NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says by Bill Chappell:

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PA has two on DUI blood tests; TN applies GFE to pre-McNeely blood draw

Hospital blood draw from an unconscious defendant at the hospital was inadmissible without a warrant or exigent circumstance. Commonwealth v. Myers, 2017 Pa. LEXIS 1689 (July 19, 2017). “Based on the reasoning set forth in Neville and Graham, we find … Continue reading

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PA: Unreasonable stop voids subsequent search even for a passenger otherwise without standing

The initial illegality of an unreasonable stop taints the following search whether the defendant has standing in the car or not. Commonwealth v. Shabezz, 2017 Pa. LEXIS 1691 (July 19, 2017):

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CT: Def didn’t satisfy guest standing, and co-conspirator standing rejected

Defendant lacked standing to challenge the search of a grow operation because it wasn’t his place. The fact there were a couple of pieces of mail and one piece of personal property at the place, without more, didn’t show how … Continue reading

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Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program

Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program by David Choi:

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CA10: Collective knowledge applies between state officers in different states

Kansas officers asked Nebraska officers to stop defendant, and the probable cause of the Kansas officers is imputed to Nebraska officers under the collective knowledge doctrine. United States v. Pickel, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12858 (10th Cir. July 18, 2017). … Continue reading

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Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It

Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It by Mary Chastain Local authorities can bypass asset forfeiture laws through the DOJ’s “adoption” policy.

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