CA10: Def’s possession of a gun six days ago can add to RS now

In the reasonable suspicion calculus, the fact defendant had a gun six days earlier can be a factor in reasonable suspicion now. United States v. Minners, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 7734 (10th Cir. Apr. 2, 2024).

Plaintiffs were loaded on to planes and flown to Martha’s Vineyard and dumped. They stated a Fourth Amendment claim by being misled about the trip. “The Supreme Court has held, however, that ‘[t]he Fourth Amendment can certainly be violated by guileful as well as by forcible intrusions into a constitutionally protected area.’ Hoffa v. United States, 385 U.S. 293, 301 (1966); ….” Alianza Americas v. DeSantis, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59893 (D. Mass. Mar. 29, 2024).*

“Defendant argues strenuously that there are several false statements contained in the affidavits used to support the search warrants at issue in the case. For the reasons expressed below, Defendant has made no substantial preliminary showing that the affiant knowingly and intentionally, or recklessly, included false statements in the affidavits.” “None of the alleged conflicting information contained in the affidavits upon which Defendant relies establish that the victims’ statements are in fact false, or that the affiant included them with an intent to mislead. Even though some of the information provided by the minor victims give the appearance of being inconsistent or contradictory, key details of their statements were corroborated by independent investigation of law enforcement.” United States v. Richards, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59979 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 1, 2024).*

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