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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.
Our Founding Generation
|SEVERE||24 Aug 2018||Border agents seize citizen's data at Newark Airport without warrant||[The Register]|
|LOW||26 Jul 2018||Government Seizes $29k from Man Who Did Nothing Wrong||[CBS]|
|SEVERE||03 Jun 2018||How a hacker proved cops used a secret Government phone tracker to find him||[Politico]|
|SEVERE||05 May 2018||Fed Govt seized $41,000 from citizen, never gave it back||[Tyler Morning Telegraph]|
|MOD||25 Nov 2017||No arrest — but cops took and kept his $2,035 anyway||[Michigan Capitol Confidential]|
|LOW||30 Oct 2017||Special Counsel may have obtained evidence in the raid of Paul Manafort’s home that was not covered by the search warrant||[Law Newz]|
|MOD||21 Oct 2017||Alabamians outraged as civil asset forfeitures soar||[ZeroHedge]|
|SEVERE||09 Aug 2017||Judge slams FBI: 'Grossly negligent or reckless disregard' for NY Financier's 4th Amendment Rights||[Bloomberg]|
|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||[Muskogeephoenix]|
|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]|
|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||[Mprnews]|
|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]|