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Cold case to re-open

The investigation into Melbourne's notorious Walsh Street murders could be re-opened, when the legal loophole of double jeopardy is overturned in Victoria.

Analysis- A case has been reopened after a man was aquited of the charges. Now they have found a loophole around double jeopardy.

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Illegal Search Rule Faces New Challenge

Illegal Search Rule Faces New Challenge | Amendment Project Smith | Scoop.it

America is the only country in the world where evidence—even a carload of narcotics—is automatically suppressed if the police are found to have acted wrongly in acquiring it, writes the New... Crime & Courts News Summaries.

Anaylsis- The Supreme court is looking into changing laws involving police taking items that are not stated in the warrant.It seems more and more people are filing civil suits against the police for misconduct.

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EXTRA CREDIT (Tupac-Changes Clean W/Lyrics)

Come on come on I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself is life worth living should I blast myself? I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm... 

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Analysis- He talks about cops needing warrants.

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The Amendments Project

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The Amendments Project

By: Jerome Smith

Bill of rights is a fundamental list of rights included in each state's constitution.

The Amendments chosen for this project are :

1 Amendment- Freedom of religion, speech, and press. The right to assemble and petition the government.

2 Amendment- Protects the right to bear arms.

4 Amendment- Prohibits unreasonable search and seizures and requires a warrant based on probable cause.

5 Amendment- Sets rules for indictment. Prohibits double jeopardy.

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Warren Michigan Gun Rights Violated 9-12-11

More loss of rights in Michigan.This time a warren man is roughed up by cops for carrying a licensed firearm...

Analysis- A man walking around his neighborhood with a gun in his holster was taken down by police. He had a permit for his weapon and was doing nothing wrong. The police draw their weapons at him like he was a criminal. He is suing the police department.

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Judge dismisses state drug case as double jeopardy

Judge dismisses state drug case as double jeopardy | Amendment Project Smith | Scoop.it

A Baltimore judge dismissed Tuesday state charges filed against a man who had been acquitted of similar charges in federal court, calling the local indictments a "sham" prosecution that violated the...

Analysis- A woman was tried for drug charges. She was found innocent. Later they found indefinite evidence that she did have drugs. They tried to charge her again but couldn't because of double jeopardy.

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Virginia state police violation of 4th Ammendment of the Bill Of Rights, Illegal search

York Town, Virginia US 64 East. Illegal search, assault and destruction of personal property of sovereign flesh and blood people.

Analysis- A Virgina police officer violated a woman's right after she repeatidly

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Kameron Coe's curator insight, February 19, 2013 11:24 AM

This video is a police officer who is doing an illegal search to somones car without consent. He is searching the car because he says he smells marijuanna.

MsHaeussinger's comment, February 19, 2013 1:53 PM
Smelling marijuana IS probable cause to search. Also, since this is recording, the police officer has the burden of proof.
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High court strikes down gun ban

High court strikes down gun ban | Amendment Project Smith | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a sweeping ban on handguns in the nation's capital violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms.The justices struck down the ban in a 5-4 decision,...

Anaylsis- A U.S Supreme court ruled that a ban on handguns violated the second amendment. The ban required all guns to remain indoors making it illegal to carry a gun outside. The ban has been revolked due to the Supreme court.

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Pregnant woman pepper sprayed at Occupy Seattle - CBS News

Pregnant woman pepper sprayed at Occupy Seattle - CBS News | Amendment Project Smith | Scoop.it

84-year-old activist also among those sprayed as cops arrest 6 to disperse anti-Wall Street protesters...

Analysis- Protesters protesting outside wall street were pepper sprayed. Among the protesters was a 84-year-old woman and a pregnant woman. Both were peppered spray among with many others in the crowd. Many say this is a violation of their first amendment right. The right to assemble.

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Muslims sue FBI for alleged First Amendment violation

Muslims sue FBI for alleged First Amendment violation | Amendment Project Smith | Scoop.it

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Civil rights groups on Wednesday said they’ve sued the FBI for allegedly violating the First Amendment by spying on Orange County Muslims inside mosques.

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