Thursday, June 15, 2006
What's the Difference Between an Unannounced Cop and a Home Invader?
Cops still have to knock and announce, but if they don’t the evidence will not be excluded. According to the Supreme Court, your remedy is a civil suit. Earlier courts who came up with the exclusionary rule realized how idiotic it is to think that a potential suit will deter a cop from wrongdoing. Of course, cops should keep in mind that some folks will shoot home invaders, and a cop who has not properly announced himself is a home invader. I wouldn’t convict anyone who shot a home invader if I were on a jury, would you?
Posted by Vache Folle at 2:03 PM