Police Challenges The Fourth Amendment Essay

751 Words Jun 16th, 2015 4 Pages
The fourth amendment is being challenged by policemen. From this website (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/.../case.html) I found a case that shows you that police challenges the fourth amendment. The case Mapp v. Ohio [367 U.S. 643, 81 S.Ct. 1684, 6 L.Ed.2d 1081 (1961)] Police officers forcibly entered Mapp 's home in search of a bombing suspect. While the search went on the officers failed to produce a valid warrant to search the house. The officers denied Mapp contact with her attorney, who was also present at the scene. The officers didn’t find any sort of bombs during but officers did discover illegal pornography in Mapp 's home, for which she was charged and convicted. Officers are doing illegal searches when they are not supposed but do it anyway. Illegal search and seizures are made without warrants are unconstitutional and invalid. The fourth amendment is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. This amendment was passed by Congress September 25, 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791. Madison 's introduced version provided ' 'The rights to be secured in their persons, their houses, their papers, and their other property, from all unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated by warrants issued without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, or not particularly describing the places to be searched, or the persons or…

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