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PERSONS, HOUSES, PAPERS, & EFFECTS are SEARCHED or SEIZED WITHOUT WARRANT

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PERSONS, HOUSES, PAPERS, & EFFECTS are SEARCHED or SEIZED WITHOUT WARRANT

Every search and every arrest, by every level of every executive branch of Government, is a Fourth Amendment event. With few exceptions, they require warrants. Individualized probable cause is necessary.
British tyranny in colonial America in this regard is documented history. Slowly and unfortunately, searches without warrants are becoming normalized by the courts. Regulatory agencies now conduct unannounced inspections of businesses without probable cause. Police conduct investigative stops for questioning with the vaguest suspicion of criminality. Suspicion-less intrusions at airports and public schools are commonplace, teaching the public this natural right cannot be exercised.
When warrants are unnecessary, anyone can be set up. Abuses were a major source of tension in pre-Revolutionary America. Abuses remain a major source of tension in pre-Revolutionary America.
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Full Indicator Record

Grade Date Headline Source
HIGH 26 May 2017 Fed loophole letting police bypass State laws against unconstitutional property seizure [Washington Examiner]
LOW 12 May 2017 Unconstitutional seizure prompts dismissal of drug, weapons charges [Muskogee Phoenix]
HIGH 12 Apr 2017 Warrantless seizure of text messages reverses accused murder's conviction [KWTX]
LOW 10 Mar 2017 Instead of waiting for warrant, cops strip search crack dealer - he's walking [TheNewspaper.com]
LOW 26 Feb 2017 Police warrantlessly force way past elderly landlord, break her hip, settle lawsuit after she dies [Sacramento Bee]
HIGH 16 Feb 2017 MN Supreme Court: 4th Amendment does not appy to your home if police are searching for your guest [Minnesota Public Radio News]
LOW 08 Feb 2017 Connecticut: Anti-Gun bill which violates 4th Amendment heads to Committee [NRA-ILA]
LOW 25 Jan 2017 DEA tracks cell phone without bothering to get warrant, cocaine dealer goes free [NewsBlaze]

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