Know Your Rights

KnowYour Rights

Michael,a residentof New York City, spotteda guywhotriedto breakinto an oldcouplehouseandranawaywith somestafffrom thegranary.Heimmediatelymadea callto 911, andthepolicerespondedquickly.Celine, a policeofficerin thepatroldepartment,askedMichael fora briefdescriptionof theguyhesawa breakin andfollowedthrough thestreetssearching.

Onher waydown, shespotteda personwhomaccordingto her, fittedthedescription.Sheranto thesuspectforcinghim to stopfora policesearch.Shethenlookedaroundandsawa toolthat lookedlike ithadbeenusedto breakin. Thepersontriedto explainthereasonhewasdoingat theplacethepolicecaughthim, butCeline declinedhim andstartedsearchinghim. The suspect refused to be searched, but after the policeinsisted, he remained silent and calm. Through her investigativeprowessshefounda walletin thesuspect’sjacketthat hadan IDcardthat belongedto someone else.Shethenaccusesthesuspectof theftandbreakinginto theoldcouplehouseandtakeshim forinterrogation.

The4th amendmentto theU.S constitutionis in theBill of Rights category,which protectspeopleagainst non-justified searchesandseizuresalong with therequirementof anywarrantto be judicially authorizedandprobablecausesupport.Itfurtherstatesthattheseizureis limitedaccordingto thetypeof information,andmust be specific,suppliedto theissuing rulingcourt.Thesearchandseizureincludearrest,andfalsearrestis whereone getsarrestedfornoprobablereasonorwith noorderfrom thecourt.

TheFifth Amendment dictatesthatnoindividualwill be heldto giveanswersfora capitalorinfamouscrimeunless theyare on a presentment oraccusationof a grandjury.Itmight be soexcept in casesarisingin theland,militiaornavalforcesactualoperationsin timeof warorpublicdanger.Itfurtherstatesthatneithernorshall andindividualbe thesubjectforthesamecriminaloffencetwiceputin jeopardyof life.One shall not alsobe compelledinanyoffenseto be neitherthewitnessagainst themselves norbedeprivedof liberty,propertyorlifewithout theprocessof law.Thepublicpropertyshould not betakenforusewithout a justcompensation.

The6th amendmentshowsthatin anycriminalpursuit,thepersonaccusedshould enjoytherightto a publictrial,by an unprejudicedjuryof thestatewherethecrimewasconducted.Thedistrictshall havebeenascertainedby thelawandinformedof thetypeandthecauseof theaccusation.Theaccusedcan be confrontedwith thewitnessesagainst him orhavean imperativeprocessforgettingwitnessesin their favorandto havea helpof counselfortheir defense.

Intheanalysisof theabovecase,thepolicehadnoconsentto dothesearchbreakingthelawin thefourth amendment.Theseizureto thesuspectdidnot havethereasonableevidenceforitto be conductedthusmakingthepolicebreakanotherlaw.She suspected that the person was the one who broke in the old couplehouse giving no reason to do the search. On that note, the police didnot have specific facts to suspect the person for a break in. Oneneedsto havetheconsentandthereasonto doa searchto thesuspectas statedin theBill of Rights, (billofrightsinstitute.org).

Thepolicedidnot observethefifth amendmentwhenshequestionedthesuspectandhadnotimeto listenhis explanationas to whathewasdoingat theplaceshecaughthim. The suspect had a right to keep quiet knowing that he did not dothe crime as alleged by the police. The broken rules were that theofficer insisted on doing a search even when the suspect refused tobe searched. As a citizen, he had the right to refuse searches andkeep quiet and calm. Thepolice officerdidnot takethetimeto askthesuspectifhewasat thescenewherethecrimegotconductedandshefurtherarrestshim makinghim be thewitnessto his accusation.Theaccusationsforthesuspectwerenot justified andthedistrictthecrimewasdonehadnonoticeof thecrimemakingtheofficerbreakthelawin thesixth amendment.

Basedon thescenarioin thevideo “The Ten Rules of Dealing with Police,” theindividualsfacedifferentforcesof thepolicecheckswhich on a higherextentdonot abideby therulesin theBill of Rights.Theindividualson knowingtheir 4th Amendment rightswhenstoppedby thepolicefora search,theyapplytherulesandfreethemselves from simple misunderstandings to excessive use of forceand illegal searches by thepolice.In the case decribed above, the Througha masteryof therightsin theamendments,peoplehavebeenin a positionto answerthequestionsonce confrontedandthepoliceas wellknowwhatis neededforthem to dothesearches,(flexyourrights.org).

Inconclusion,thelaterhumiliationthrough theterrificsearchesby thepolicein thestateswashorriblemakingpeoplebeaccusedof criminaloffencestheydidnot commit.Itis alwaysgoodforpeopleto readandunderstandtherulesas theywill helpthem understandthesituationbetter,andthepolicewould getina positionto gettherightsuspectwhocommittedthecrime.Theten rulesmakeone to understandfullythelawandabideby itandmostly,therightsof thecitizensareobserved.

WorksCited

&quot10Rules for Dealing with Police (Full-Length).&quot YouTube.YouTube. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.&lthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4nQ_mFJV4I&gt.

&quotBillof Rights – Bill of Rights Institute.&quot Billof Rights Institute.Web. 25 Apr. 2015.&lthttp://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights&gt. &quotLaw Student `schools` Police Officer on His Gun Rights.&quotYouTube.YouTube. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.&lthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skpfzZ5vz14&gt.

&quotBreakfastin Collinsville (with Michael Reichert).&quot YouTube.YouTube. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.&lthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqq6KCOkdM&gt.

&quotHowto Flex Your Rights During Police Encounters.&quot FlexYour Rights.Web. 25 Apr. 2015. &lthttp://www.flexyourrights.org&gt.