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Ammendment #4

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After escorting 13-year-old Savana Redding from her middle school classroom to his office, Assistant Principal Wilson showed her a day planner containing knives and other contraband. She admitted owning the planner, but said that she had lent it to her friend Marissa and that the contraband was not hers. He then produced four prescription-strength, and one over-the-counter, pain relief pills, all of which are banned under school rules without advance permission. She denied knowledge of them, but Wilson said that he had a report that she was giving pills to fellow students. She denied it and agreed to let him search her belongings. He and Helen Romero, an administrative assistant, searched Savana’s backpack, finding nothing. Wilson then had Romero take Savana to the school nurse’s office to search her clothes for pills. After Romero and the nurse, Peggy Schwallier, had Savana remove her outer clothing, they told her to pull her bra out and shake it, and to pull out the elastic on her underpants, thus exposing her breasts and pelvic area to some degree. No pills were found. Savana’s mother filed suit against petitioner school district (Safford), Wilson, Romero, and Schwallier, alleging that the strip search violated Savana’s Fourth Amendment rights. Claiming qualified immunity, the individuals moved for summary judgment. The District Court granted the motion, finding that there was no Fourth Amendment violation. The case was overlooked years later and it was Clear poor Savana's rights had been vioalted.

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Ben Flinchbaugh's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:57 PM

This article talks about a 13 year old girl getting her rights violated, specifically the 4 amendment.  Savana was forced to remove her clothing in search of drugs or pills. The school officials did not notify her parents and in return, her mother filed a law suit against the school district. However, they school qualified for immunity which I believe is ridiculous since the little girl had no drugs on her in the first place. 

 

 

Siobhan Chantigian's comment, March 6, 2014 5:26 PM
This seems crazy! It is insane how some people think than minors don't have the same rights as adults; kids have rights too. I was amazed that they had her remove all of her clothing which is completely unacceptable.
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Ammendment #6

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On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, after two days of testimony by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the United States District Court in Detroit granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment, and immediately released Jesus Manuel Caro-Villalobos of Silt, Colorado, from custody. The Court ruled that the government clearly violated Mr. Caro's constitutional right to a speedy-trial. The government originally charged Mr. Caro with a ten-year mandatory minimum drug offense in 2002, for alleged conduct approximately a decade ago. Then, for the next 7 years (2002 - 2009) the government sat on the sealed indictment and arrest warrant and essentially did nothing to locate Mr. Caro. Finally, in August, 2010, government agents arrested Mr. Caro pursuant to the 8 year-old arrest warrant when he attempted to renew his U.S. Passport.

 

Ammendment number 6 The right to a speedy and public trial

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Amendment #1

He fought to keep these men safe, funny how a badge can make an average man feel completly superior than everybody else

 

United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department.

 

This again fits in the catagory of Ammendment number 1, Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech

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Amendment #8

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In Roper v Simmons (2005) A court case regarding a young man named Christopher Simmons, a 17 year old kid who was accused and convicted of murder ,the Court considered whether it was cruel and unusual punishment to execute a prisoner for a crime he committed when he was a minor. In previous decisions, the Court had found it unconstitutional to execute persons who were less than 16 at the time of their crime, but had upheld executions of those 16 and 17 at the time of their crimes. (The Court had also, in 2002, held it to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment to execute mentally retarded persons.) Voting 5 to 4, the Court in Roper cited recent evidence to conclude that the execution of persons who were minors at the time of their crimes now violated "evolving standards of decency" and, hence, the Eighth Amendment.

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Amendment # 1

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After the New York Police Dept. arrested over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, six of those arrested filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 4, alleging constitutional violations for intentional entrapment and false arrest. What ever happened to amendment number 1, Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and SPEECH.

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