Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

Smell of Pot Doesn’t Justify Police Break-In, CA Court Says. Or Maybe It Does | Crime Scene: a SFGate.com blog | Bob Egelko | 5/4/12

California: In a 3-0 ruling Wednesday, the Second District Court of Appeal said past decisions make it clear that police in California can’t enter a residence without a warrant merely because they smell marijuana. Nowhere in the nine-page ruling (PDF viewable … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Consider Police Use of Tasers | The Day | MICHAEL DOYLE McClatchy Newspapers | 5/5/12

Washington – Malaika Brooks was seven months pregnant when a Seattle police officer stunned her with a Taser. Hawaii resident Jayzel Mattos was at home when she, too, got zapped by police. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to … Continue reading

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