>Crazy Cat Ladies Beware

Posted on May 12, 2009 by Joseph

> The smell of rotting carcasses creates an exigency that permits a warrantless entry into a home. Commonwealth v. Erickson, 74 Mass.App.Ct. 172 (2009) When police responded to neighbor’s complaints of a barking dog, they came upon the defendant’s home and found a disgusting odor. After entering, “officers opened the refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets […]

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>Fire Snooping Cops

Posted on May 7, 2009 by Joseph

> Police officers who have been improperly snooping through the arrest records of high profile private citizens should be fired. If they are not, Attorney General Coakley should conduct an open and transparent investigation, and consider prosecutions for violations of various privacy statutes. A recent audit determined that Massachusetts police officers were abusing the criminal […]

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