The United States Supreme Court will be hearing two cases, Florida v. Harris and Joelis Jardines v. Florida, this month. The outcomes could have huge implications on our 4th Amendment rights, which protect US citizens from unreasonable search and seizures.
In short for the US Supreme Court: What is a reasonable expectation of privacy from our government?
Below, MOXNews paints the backdrop of these two SCOTUS cases and really hammer home what’s at stake in our ever-growing police state:
Video Highlights: Police Want The Power To Walk Through YOUR Neighborhood With Drug Sniffing Dogs
- “This month, the US Supreme Court will be visiting two Florida cases that test if law enforcement drug sniffing dogs violate our 4th Amendment to privacy.” [0:30 mark]
- “The first case examines how accurate a drug dog must be establish probable cause for search of a vehicle…The decision we expect to hear from the Court on October 31st.” [0:40 mark]
- “Think about it, the 4th Amendment protects US citizens from unreasonable search and seizures. That is unless law enforcement happens to trespass your reasonable expectation of privacy… but what does that mean?” [0:55 mark]
- “The second case refers to whether or not police can take drug sniffing dogs to the front porch of your home in search of illicit drugs.” [1:30 mark]
- “What happens if the Supreme Court rules in favor of this completely egregious violation of your rights? Would that not open the door for police to setup drug sniffing stations pretty much anywhere?” [1:50 mark]
- “The Supreme Court through the history of this country has respected the ancient adage that a man’s house is his castle…” [2:28 mark]
- “If you have something as small as a gram of marijuana in your home, it could give cops the justification they need to invade your space, search your home and seize your property.” [2:48 mark]