Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, and effects, against unreasonable seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation the persons or things to be seized.

4 comments:

  1. I'd strike houses as well since thermal imaging and police drones / helicopters have long since made the actual contents of your house visible from the outside.

    And then there is striking persons, since stop & frisks, "border" patrol checkpoints 100 miles inland, and suspicionless stops for videoing the police have also eliminated your right to not be detained until they have exhausted any possible charge they could throw at you.

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    1. Jason, This is why I removed all the "search" parts, and only left "seized". :-)

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  2. And then there is the word unreasonable, which needs to be upped to much more drastic verbiage since the police feel that they are free to to very unreasonable things to you as long as it is reasonable to them. May be "unreasonable seizures" can be replaced by something like "unreasonably targeting of any protected group" since they are free to target and do overtly racist things to anyone that isn't protected or powerful.

    The whole "oath or affirmation" thing has clearly been ignored for a while. So that needs to be more of a "vague suspicion and/or general curiosity of someone in authority" since even non government employees seem to have access to anything digital that they could possibly be curious about.

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  3. I've always found that the best way to quickly end a stop & frisk is to just start saying "oh fuck yeah, right there! Oh God it feels so good!" As soon as they start frisking.

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