Supreme Court To Review Use of Drug-Sniffing Dog
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Supreme Court To Review Use of Drug-Sniffing Dog
Posted by CN Staff on January 07, 2012 at 19:54:46 PT
By Robert Barnes
Source: Washington Post
Washington, D.C. -- The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether a drug-sniffing police dog at the front door is the same as an unconstitutional search of a home.Miami police used a police dog named Franky after they received an anonymous tip in 2006 that Joelis Jardines was growing marijuana inside his home. As police and federal drug enforcement officers surrounded the residence, Franky and two detectives approached the front door.
Franky was “alerted” to the odor of marijuana and one of the detectives said he then smelled it, too. When no one answered the door, police used the information to get a warrant, found 179 marijuana plants and arrested Jardines as he ran out the back door.The Florida Supreme Court agreed with Jardines’s assertion that the use of a drug-sniffing dog based on an anonymous tip was an unconstitutional intrusion into the sanctity of a private residence. “To sanction and approve turning the ‘dogs loose’ on the homes of Florida citizens is the antithesis of freedom of private property and the expectation of privacy as we have known it and contrary to who we are as a free people,” Justice R. Fred Lewis wrote in concurring with the court majority.Florida, joined by 18 other states, told the Supreme Court that allowing the ruling to stand would threaten a widely used drug-fighting tactic and that it conflicts with the high court’s precedents.The justices have agreed that drug-sniffing dogs can be used in cases involving traffic stops and inspecting luggage and packages. But the Florida Supreme Court noted that a home is different, and that the high court had ruled against the use of thermal devices to detect heat that might be the result of marijuana-growing techniques inside a private home. Florida v. Jardines , which probably will be argued in April, is sure to increase the fame of Franky, a chocolate Labrador retriever that has since retired from police work. The Associated Press has reported that the dog was responsible for the seizure of more than 2.5 tons of marijuana, 80 pounds of cocaine and $4.9 million in drug-contaminated money. Source: Washington Post (DC)Author: Robert Barnes Published: January 6, 2012Copyright: 2012 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters URL: CannabisNews Justice Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on January 09, 2012 at 17:02:24 PT
I'm sorry I missed it. I was away all day yesterday and have been very busy and distracted today. I have it posted now. Thank you.
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Comment #5 posted by rchandar on January 09, 2012 at 15:50:40 PT:
FoM, please post the article referring to Florida's MMJ bill. I found it on uk420's site, so even Europeans are talking about it.Rchandar
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Comment #4 posted by Oleg the Tumor on January 09, 2012 at 07:05:42 PT:
Revised Training Manual for all Police K-9 Units .
Effective immediately, all K-9 handlers will begin training their animals in recognizing errors made by the Supreme Court. Animals that continue to recognize property rights are to be removed from duty and sterilized . . .(Cue "The Twilight Zone" music!)
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Comment #3 posted by John Tyler on January 08, 2012 at 17:29:17 PT
Psychedelics make you feel better.
Off topic a little. I have seen similar articles popup over the last few years. Here is another one.,0,969113.storyDid someone say a connection to all things?
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Comment #2 posted by rchandar on January 08, 2012 at 11:40:53 PT:
You all should be as interested as I am--We are trying to get MMJ on the ballot this year, and it has already gone to the House for debate. We urgently need your support: Florida's MJ laws are absolutely inappropriate for our diverse population and must be amended immediately. Lots of people have lost all of their freedoms simply because they had a bag of weed in their pocket or on the dash. It must change because the old philosophy of locking people up is outrageously unfair to a state with roughly 1.5 million smokers.Please support this initiative, and thanks.rchandar
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on January 08, 2012 at 10:22:41 PT
OT JFK Shot by driver, clearly visible here.
Hi everybody! I hope that everone knows about this one! I recently re-studied it and then you can see it plainly, even in the Youtube videos that JFK was shot by his driver you can see the gun raised in frame No. 309 and the shot fired in frame No. 314.See the gun over his shoulder just before final shot. JFK used Marijuana for back pain and wanted to legalize marijuana in 1963.Gun is clearly visible in frame 309 through 314, when the final shot goes off, then turns around and speeds away.
JFK Killed by William Greer, the limo driver.
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