In this week's #Alabama#CriminalLaw Round-Up, a high speed car chase turns into a brief hostage situation, a suspect tries to flee police by jumping out of a third-story window and a second arrest in Mobile's "coldest case." Read the first story below and click the link in the bio for the rest.
This past Tuesday morning, Homewood police pursued a suspect in his car across town in a chase that eventually led to a crash at a busy intersection and a woman being taken hostage at a local laundromat. Initially, a Homewood tried to pull over the suspect, who has yet to be identified, for having a switched tag, but started chasing him when the suspect refused to stop. The suspect then crashed into another motorist at the intersection of Green Springs Highway and Columbiana Road, fled the vehicle and ran to the Palisades shopping center nearby. Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle was not injured. After running into the Cleaners & Coin Laundry on Palisades Drive, the suspect grabbed one of the customers and tried to drag her into a back room. Police say he possibly thought there was a back entrance to the store. After the police surrounded him near the rear of the store, the suspect collapsed from his injuries, allegedly bleeding from the impact of the airbags in the crash. He was transported to UAB Hospital by Homewood medics called to the scene. According to Sgt. John Carr, the suspect had been driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen to Birmingham police last month. He now faces several charges including receiving stolen property and possible kidnapping.
A cop can stop a person based on a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is involved in a crime. This type of “reasonable suspicion” stop is called a Terry Stop because in Terry v. Ohio, a Supreme Court case from 1968, the Supreme Court said it was cool for cops to do that.
“Reasonable suspicion” doesn’t really mean anything. It means whatever the judge in your individual case decides it means. A cop is supposed to be able to articulate specific facts that led him to believe that the person he stopped was up to no good. *
One of the factors that CAN be considered when determining if an officer had a legit reason to stop a person based on reasonable suspicion is whether the person was in a “high crime area.” The Supreme Court has never defined high-crime area. If you deploy your critical thinking skills for a moment, it’s clear to see how this factor could go off the rails and be abused/lead to unintended consequences.
O, you are poor and happen to be born in an area that cops arbitrarily think is “high-crime” based on no articulable measurements except police department chatter and reputation? Well, shit. Looks like you’re already down 1-0 in the “4th amendment reasonable suspicion lottery.” Better not carry any opaque bags/cash/go for a run, because once your ass goes down 2-0, you’re getting stopped/frisked/booked on low level marijuana possession charges because you left a joint in your pocket.
And if your answer to this issue is to say, “well, maybe don’t have a joint on you…” then you're an asshole. The issue is that a rich, white, high school kid could walk through his non-high-crime-area neighborhood with a joint in his pocket, never get stopped, get into college with no criminal record, and become a shitty lawyer, when, alternatively, a poor, black, high school kid could walk through his high-crime-area neighborhood doing the same thing, get stopped, frisked, arrested, and fucked depending on the temperament of the prosecutor who happened to pick up the case.
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Yargıtay 12. Ceza Dairesi'nin 2013/10841 Esas, 2014/8373 Karar, sayılı kararına göre; "Sanığın, kamerasının çekim yönünü, caddeden geçen veya durmakta olan farklı yaş gruplarındaki bayanların yüz, kalça, ayak, bacak gibi erojen bölgelerine odaklayarak, onların görüntülerini, gizlice kaydettiği kabul edilmiştir. Özel hayat kavramı; kişinin sadece gözlerden uzakta, başkalarıyla paylaşmadığı, kapalı kapılar ardında, dört duvar arasındaki yaşantısı ve mahremiyetinden ibaret değildir.
Kamuya açık alana çıkan her kişinin, bu alandaki her görüntü veya sesinin kaydedilip, sürekli ve izinsiz olarak elde bulundurulmasına rıza gösterdiğinin kabulü mümkün değildir. Dolayısıyla bu hususların nazara alınmadan sanık hakkında beraat kararının verilmesi bozmayı gerektirmiştir." #law#hukuk#ceza#cezahukuku#suç#criminal#criminallaw#yargıtaykararları#hukukiçin#hukuki#hukukhaber#hukukihaber#hukukibilgi#özelhayatıngizliliğiniihlal
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