The Fourth Amendment And The Second Amendment Essay

1252 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 null Page
The Fourth Amendment is a great representation of the freedoms that the founders of the United States sought to establish in this country. This same freedom plays a key role in shaping every day police work as well as cases in court. These same ideals have also caused some hardship for law enforcement officers that neglect to yield to proper procedure. Some aspects that have been created from that very ideal allow criminals to avoid prosecution due to technicalities. Yet, the Fourth Amendment and all law that stems from it are important aspects that shape everyday law enforcement. The reach of the Fourth amendment is incredibly extensive, to the point that every one of the millions of arrest made annually is a Fourth Amendment event (Bradley). The same occurs when officers search any spaces or persons for evidence. The fourth amendment acts a guard when someone’s privacy is diminished by a government search or seizure (Bradley). It protects a person’s “legitimate expectation of privacy” set as standard in the case Katz v. United States (1967) (Bradley).
The Fourth amendment in its entirety states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This means that citizens of the United States…

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