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Posted: 4/25/2002 12:48:06 PM EDT
[url]http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=3936063&BRD=982&PAG=461&dept_id=467992&rfi=6[/url]
Under previous laws, the records were public, unless a judge ordered them sealed for a specific reason. In federal courts, that remains the case. But now, search warrants in state courts are automatically closed to public view. ... That means the public, the press, and in some cases even the person accused of the crime, can't know why the police entered a home without permission. ... "An officer executing a search is not required to give a copy of the affidavit to the person or leave a copy at the place from which the property was taken," according to Ferry's memo.
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Link Posted: 4/25/2002 12:55:56 PM EDT
This pisses me off so much, I can hardly type. OK, you guys: This was PROPOSED by [u]Republicans[/u] and carried through both houses almost UNANIMOUSLY - BOTH sides of the aisle voted for it. Do you STILL trust politicians? Politics: noun, from the latin [i]poly[/i] meaning "many" and "Ticks" - a small, disease-carrying bloodsucking parasite. Purge the Michigan Congress. Get rid of 'em ALL. Then do the same to D.C. It's PAST time.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 12:59:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2002 1:00:16 PM EDT by DnPRK]
Originally Posted By AlClenin:
... That means the public, the press, and in some cases even the person accused of the crime, can't know why the police entered a home without permission.
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Sounds like an excuse to be able to fabricate a warrant after the evidence is siezed. LAPD Officer Raphael Perez taught us all about this method of policing 3 years ago - arrest/shoot a suspect, then fabricate evidence to support the arrest/shooting. It's a brave new world out there.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 1:07:02 PM EDT
I've got to buy a fiddle.....is anyone else going to step up and tell me to write a letter to my congressman or to "vote"......
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 2:08:28 PM EDT
"An officer executing a search is not required to give a copy of the affidavit to the person or leave a copy at the place from which the property was taken," according to Ferry's memo.
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This is old news: SCOTUS ruled long ago that Cops are not required to leave a copy of the search warrant affidavit from where property was seized, but we do leave a receipt for the items (drugs, recovered stolen property, etc.) we seized. We do present a front page copy of the search warrant with the judge's signature on it to who ever has control of the property, or we leave it if no one is there. The affidavit becomes a part of the court record. I'm not aware of the SCOTUS's position on courts having to, or not to make the affidavit available: That's not my gig. Jay [img]http://www.commspeed.net/jmurray/images/iroc-cop.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:10:33 PM EDT
You guys must have sleeping, then. The first week of the month we got a new law here in Michigan which cleared guard commanders to use any level of force they desire to either disperse or arrest, at their option, with no civil or criminal penalty of any kind and mandatory attorney general defense of the immunity. Part of Michigan's anti-terror package which hit a little early.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:49:25 PM EDT
It would appear that it is bastard shooting time in Michigan.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:54:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:55:23 PM EDT
For the same reason there's not much market for skunk pelt.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:56:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: Too bad theres no market for politician pelts.
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I'll have to remember that. Politician pelts. HaHa.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:14:46 PM EDT
Feed the Hogs!!!
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:21:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Happyshooter: You guys must have sleeping, then. The first week of the month we got a new law here in Michigan which cleared guard commanders to use any level of force they desire to either disperse or arrest, at their option, with no civil or criminal penalty of any kind and mandatory attorney general defense of the immunity. Part of Michigan's anti-terror package which hit a little early.
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G%D D%^N! I Hate Living in Michigan! Every time I turn around it's something new. Can't wait to retire and move out west! I only wish I could afford to do it now!!!!! Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:33:13 PM EDT
MCL 32.579 "...That commanding officer shall determine the amount and kind of force to be used in preserving the peace and carrying out the orders of the governor. Except as provided in subsection (3), that commanding officer’s honest and reasonable judgment under the circumstances then existing, in the exercise of his or her duty, is full protection, civilly and criminally, for an act done in the line of duty, and a member of the organized militia in active service, active state service, or the service of the United States is not liable civilly or criminally for an act committed by him or her in the performance of his or her duty."
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:41:32 PM EDT
I wonder what would happen if they tried to search Ted Nugents house? Hey Osprey, love the peace frog sig! [:D]
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:20:37 AM EDT
One may or may not like the warrant statute, but its not unconstitutional.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:34:42 AM EDT
but we do leave a receipt for the items (drugs, recovered stolen property, etc.) we seized.
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So, after pimp daddy drug dealer beats the rap, does he present his receipt to get his drugs back? I gotta believe there is at least one moron stupid enough to try. Eddie
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