Skip to comments.Texas court rules that police may introduce illegally gathered evidence at trial
Posted on 03/15/2014 9:01:05 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals which provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a do-over; an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained.
In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates were fixin to cook meth. Hours after the callat 12:30 A.M the following daypolice entered the Wehrenberg home without a warrant and against the wishes of Wehrenberg. Police handcuffed all of the occupants, held them in the front yard and proceeded to perform what the officers described as a protective sweep of the residence. An hour and a half later, after finding no meth being made on the premises, police prepared a...
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
I don’t see this ruling surviving federal court scrutiny, under the “fruits of the poisonous tree” doctrine.
So, do y’all think America as you have known it still exists? If you do, you need to pull your head out of your posterior.
“I dont see this ruling surviving federal court scrutiny,”
You want the feds to be involved?
Again, Texas shows the way to fight criminals.
Førward, baby !
Yeah screw that pesky 400 year old constitution. /s
Kind of like the NKVD fought criminals in the old Soviet Union...
Please refer to #6, above.
(they'll get to your house sooner/later)
Are you freakin' kidding me? If you believe that this is a good idea you belong over on DU not on a freedom-protecting/conservative site. You're for a totalitarian/tyrannical government system.
Um, no; this just shows that Texas has no sense of jurisprudence — if they cannot have those who are tasked with enforcing the law to keep the law then they have surrendered the integrity of the whole judicial system.
Until Texas or the Feds decide that YOU are the criminal. Remember Waco.
If you believe in the US Constitution as the law of the land, the criminals won this court case.
“Kind of like the NKVD fought criminals in the old Soviet Union... “
You got that right.
No. Just no.
Pendulum swung so far to the side of the criminals for so long in terms of interpretation of what’s a reasonable search this was bound to happen.
Liberal/leftists had taken over the entire court system.
Mapp vs Ohio.
I dont see this ruling surviving federal court scrutiny, under the fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine.
Never thought I’d live to see the day when freezers would be calling for help and cheering on the leftist Democrat appointed Federal judges.
Freezers should be Freepers, of course.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.