GA: Generalizations and experience do not support no-knock warrant

The no-knock provision in this search warrant was not based on a showing of necessity based on this case. It was based on experience and generalities. [In addition, defendant was supposedly standing in the front yard, so what about the useless gesture rationale? If someone else was inside, then it would not apply.] The good faith exception and Michigan v. Hudson go unmentioned. Hughes v. State, 2023 Ga. App. LEXIS 2 (Jan. 4, 2023). Update: Daily Report: Appellate Ruling Is Good News for Defense Trial Lawyers Looking to Exempt Evidence (“‘A no-knock provision is permissible only when based on a neutral evaluation of each case’s particular facts and circumstances, not on blanket provisions based on generalized experience,’ the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled.”)

Officers prevail in § 1983 case because their entry was objectively justified by the emergency aid exception. Toman v. Crabtree, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 94 (9th Cir. Jan. 4, 2023).*

Probable cause does not require certainty. The fact the license plate was taped elsewhere still gave a basis for the stop. United States v. Delpriore, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 732 (D. Alaska Jan. 4, 2023).*

Inquiring into the contents of a bag in the car was for officer safety and thus related to the stop. United States v. Smith, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 730 (E.D. Va. Jan. 3, 2023).*

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