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Fourth Amendment

What to do when stopped by the police

When a police officer contacts you, it’s almost always an evolving situation. Sometimes police will approach you as a potential witness, but often times people have no idea why an officer has contacted them. Police invasion of your privacy can be intimidating, but you...

The Trashman is Watching

The title of the article was “The Trashman is Watching You.” My interest piqued, I went to read the article.  And found an explanation about cities and their efforts to improve waste disposal. Yawn. When I read about another public employee watching you, my thoughts...

It Is Okay to Not Be Funny

Many people are not funny. Not me, I’m hilarious. Many people out there however, are not funny. They make poor jokes, jokes that fall flat. But that is not, or at least shouldn’t be, a crime. Seems a professor there made a tasteless joke. A local law enforcement agent...

Proportion

Proportion A few months ago, a few teens in the Normandy School District were doing what teens these days do, but shouldn’t. They were passing around videos of themselves being, well, intimate. Stupid? Yes. Grounds for discipline by their parents? You betcha. But the...

A Passcode Won’t Protect You

By Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP,  posted in Fourth Amendment on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. The issue before the court is, do the police need to obtain a...

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