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Cops irate over proposed bill which would force them to adhere to Fourth Amendment
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Members of the New York Police Department are rejecting a new proposal which would require them to inform citizens of their rights to refuse searches prior to unwarranted searches being conducted.
The bill, introduced today, forces police to obtain consent from citizens before they search them, a rule which was already pretty much established by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…”
“The bill covers cases when police don’t have a warrant, are not making an arrest, or don’t have probable cause,” reports CBS New York.
Under the proposed bill, police would also be forced to obtain proof of a suspect’s consent, either in…
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