each of the following police officer roles, Crime fighter, Social Servant, Order Maintainer, and
Crime Preventer. For Crime fighter I found a news article from June 2, 2008, called “Michigan
ruling allows K-9 units to sniff without a warrant. For Social Servant I found a news article from
September 4, 2008, called “Idaho officers praised for saving fire victims.” For Order Maintainer
I found a news article from September 8, 2008, called “St. Paul police chief says Republican
National Convention was a success and for Crime Preventer I found a news article from August
29, 2008, called “Police nab Florida teen after learning about shooting spree plan.” So now since
you know my four articles, I will tell you about them.
A new ruling in Michigan now allows K-9 units to go sniffing anywhere they want
without a warrant. If there is a tip that drug activity is going on a house, police do not need a
warrant to take a K-9 there for drug sniffing activities. The ruling by the Michigan Court of
Appeals says police can not unleash the dogs unless they have a tip that suggests drugs are inside
a house. If police get that tip, the appeals court has given officers the go ahead to have drug dog
sniff around outside the house. They still need to get a search warrant to search inside the home
if the dog indicates there are drugs. Before the new ruling, drug-sniffing dogs could search
common areas, such as hotels or apartments but were prohibited from sniffing for drugs outside
of a home without first obtaining a warrant.
I think that this is crime fighting because you are trying by all means possible by using a
K-9 to have the dog tells you whether or not illegal drugs are being grown or done in the house.
I think that this would be image depiction because they are going off of a dogs nose because a
dog first sees the drug when they are getting... [continues]
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