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Search Warrants Can Now Be Based on a "Prediction of a Future Crime"

Quote:Police in Parker County had been watching Michael Fred Wehrenberg's home for a month when, late in the summer of 2010, they received a tip from a confidential informant that Wehrenberg and several others were "fixing to" cook meth. Hours later, after midnight, officers walked through the front door, rounded up the people inside, and kept them in handcuffs in the front yard for an hour and a half.

The only potential problem, at least from a constitutional standpoint, was that the cops didn't have a search warrant. They got one later, before they seized the boxes of pseudoephedrine, stripped lithium batteries, and other meth-making materials, while the alleged meth cooks waited around in handcuffs, but by then they'd already waltzed through the home uninvited. They neglected to mention this on their warrant application, identifying a confidential informant as their only source of information.
All for a new TV show... Breaking Constitution.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
Ten*K;128859 Wrote:All for a new TV show... Breaking Constitution.

I see what you did there...
Closer and closer to Minority Report
The law? The law is a human institution...
csmith;128875 Wrote:Closer and closer to Minority Report

You beat me to it! Even though it was just a movie, we all remember how that turned out.
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These guys were just trying to one-up the MRAP idiots.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW

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