Informative Essay

Juan Coles
Dr. Pratt
English 102
8 March 2012
Fourth Amendment Violation
“Get on the ground! Don’t move! Don’t ask questions just sit there and shut up!!” said the Officer. “But why? Wait you can’t search my car. You don’t have a warrant!” I cried. “I don’t need a warrant to search your car. Shut Up I am the law boy!” shouted the officer. Imagine if this was a situation that you were put into, a situation in which your rights were violated and you couldn’t do anything about it. The officer in this situation violated my Fourth Amendment right by searching my car without a warrant or my consent. The officer in this situation violated the fourth amendment, which 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. (Fourth Amendment) The Fourth Amendment right is a widely debated topic in some social classes. Some believe that violations of the Fourth Amendment are the most unreported of any of the rights violations within the Bill of Rights. I have become aware of these violations by experiencing them first hand. With adequate knowledge and history of the Fourth Amendment we could possibly stop our Fourth Amendment from being violated. Understanding the history of the Fourth Amendment is vital for people who are affected by it. The Fourth Amendment is a part of the Bill of Rights, which houses the first ten amendments of The United States Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that U.S. citizens shall be safe from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment is set in place because early colonies wanted to create a more democratic justice system to separate the old ways of England from the new democratic system of the United States. In England they had similar...
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