Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

The Marshall Project: Your Home is Your…Snitch?

The Marshall Project: Your Home is Your…Snitch? by Daniel Zwerdling: When your appliances work as police informants.

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M.D.Fla.: No prejudice for IAC where alleged 4A violation produced nothing for trial

One of defendant’s 2255 claims involved a search of a gun safe that had nothing of evidentiary value in it. It didn’t matter at trial, was a “red herring,” and there could be no prejudice. Belitsky v. United States, 2018 … Continue reading

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LA5: Parole officers were stalking horses for police acting without RS

Defendant’s parole search was without reasonable suspicion. In addition, the parole officers were acting at the request of law enforcement officers acting on an unsubstantiated tip, and that’s unreasonable in this state. State v. Clay, 2018 La. App. LEXIS 1004 … Continue reading

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WA: Where ptf didn’t know he was being pursued, act of force to knock him from motorcycle doesn’t get qualified immunity

Where plaintiff showed he didn’t know he was being pursued by police while on his motorcycle, the officer’s act of opening his car door to knock him off his bike was a question for the jury, and the officer gets … Continue reading

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