naughtyrev: Scalia apparently understands that a lot of people would be giving the police anonymous tips about him.
Epic Fap Session: 911? Yeah, I just saw Clarence Thomas beating off in a black Lincoln Town Car.
CatfoodSpork: What's to stop a cop from making an anonymous tip about a search that he himself will conduct?
UNC_Samurai: Epic Fap Session: 911? Yeah, I just saw Clarence Thomas beating off in a black Lincoln Town Car.The DC police will be searching for the smoking Coke can.
Leader O'Cola: CatfoodSpork: What's to stop a cop from making an anonymous tip about a search that he himself will conduct?your ability to perform a 3rd grader level thinking "outside the box" argumentautomatically qualifies you for a higher level calling than our current USSC shiatbags.
runwiz: To be followed by the police phoning in their own anonymous tips.
acchief: What's missing from the article is that the caller actually gave her name. Because the prosecution didn't enter the call into evidence initially, the lower courts, and the SCOTUS, treated it as an anonymous tip. But it wasn't anonymous at all.From Justice Thomas's opinion: At the suppression hearing, counsel for petitioners did not dispute that the reporting party identified herself by name in the 911 call recording. Because neither the caller nor the Humboldt County dispatcher who received the call was present at the hearing, however, the prosecution did not introduce the recording into evidence. The prosecution proceeded to treat the tip as anonymous, and the lower courts followed suit. See 2012 WL 4842651, *6 (Cal. Ct. App., Oct. 12, 2012).
Flakeloaf: Headline is to article as eel is to goldfish.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip.In August 2008, an anonymous 911 caller in California phoned in a report that a pickup truck had run her off the road. The caller gave the location of the incident, plus the make and model of the truck and the license plate number.Police subsequently pulled over a truck matching that description and smelled marijuana as they were walking toward the vehicle. Officers eventually found 30 pounds of marijuana in the truck and arrested the driver, Jose Prado Navarette.Navarette challenged the search and arrest as unconstitutional, arguing that officers did not have reasonable suspicion to pull him over in the first place because police knew nothing about the identity or reliability of the tipster.The five-justice court majority disagreed, and in so doing gave police new authority to rely on anonymous tipsters.The court has long held that officers can make stops based on anonymous tips, but the information in those tips must provide enough detail to give rise to a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. In this case, Thomas, the author of the majority opinion, concluded that because the 911 tipster said she had been forced off the road, she was an eyewitness, and that police could infer that there was reason to believe the truck driver was drunk.Relying on 911 tipsters is reasonable, he said, because "a 911 call has some features that allow for identifying and tracking callers," and the calls can be recorded.This is a far cry from "an anonymous tip lets me search your house". But hey, keep searchin that chicken.
jmr61: Thanks a lot Bush 1 for that POS Clarence Thomas.Saw him at work on the court a couple years ago. It was disgusting to see him on that bench in that robe. Hopefully he will suffer a massive stroke soon.
Flakeloaf: Headline is to article as eel is to goldfish.[snip]This is a far cry from "an anonymous tip lets me search your house". But hey, keep searchin that chicken.
acchief: What's missing from the article is that the caller actually gave her name.
big pig peaches: I must have read a different article. The article I read only says police have a right to pull over a vehicle based on a 911 call. The search came after finding the driver drunk and smelling 30 lbs of marijuana.
Flakeloaf: Headline is to article as eel is to goldfish.This is a far cry from "an anonymous tip lets me search your house". But hey, keep searchin that chicken.
plcow: Easily 99% of American's don't understand what a Supreme Court ruling is, what its reasoning is, and what the impact is.
EyeballKid: naughtyrev: Scalia apparently understands that a lot of people would be giving the police anonymous tips about him.Funny you mention that, but there was a whispered rumor around the DC area that a known conservative Supreme Court justice has a massive stash of child porn hidden in his house. If none of them have anything to hide, there shouldn't be a problem with a thorough search.
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