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Re: “Supreme Court open doors wide to nighttime searches

This decision takes the cake in a string of decisions by this Court tearing down all protections from governmental oppression. Today, the Court announces that an officer can break down a door of sleeping citizens and completely violate the Rules of Criminal Procedure established by the Arkansas Supreme Court, and there is no consequence for their actions. The Arkansas Supreme Court will go to great lengths even if it means tearing down their own rules of procedure and even the rules of the supreme court to make sure that people are convicted regardless of what wrongs the police committed.
With regards to the law, the Arkansas Supreme Court should have never accepted this appeal because it dealt with the issue of the good-faith exception, which the Court previously in State v. Hart said is an impermissible State appeal. Then it ignored all factual determinations by Judge Griffen that the officer was not actually concerned about the children and there was nothing in the affidavit for the warrant that even says the officer was concerned about the warrant.
The four justices who found for the State should be ashamed. The four justices' law clerks should be ashamed. I just hope they have their doors kicked in during the middle of the night by officer who can't read the rules. I hope it happens over and over and over again because those violations are a daily occurance for the citizens of Arkansas who live in bad neighborhoods where the police suspect everyone of everything.

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Posted by Lee Deken on 03/08/2012 at 3:02 PM

 

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