Due Process Chart 1:30

Work by yourself or with up to two others in your class. Pick a section of the chart and edit your name(s) in. If you can not find a topic that you would like to research, feel free to come up with your own topic that relates to due process, governmental powers, privacy rights, or is an offshoot from one of the topics already taken, or any other topic from chapter 16 in our book. First come, first served. Edit in the information for your section of this chart and be prepared to explain your answers in class.
Topic Your Names and images of your favorite animals
Facts/Images/What is this?

What can the government do? What are the rules on this? What is your opinion on this topic?
1-Random Drug Testing of Students. Joe, NicoDue Process Chart 1:30 - Politics Studio http://ssdp.org/issues/student-drug-testing/

High schools and middle schools can do random drug test on their students when ever they want. However, only 5% in the US do it. It is very costly for schools to do it. Also, random drug testing doesn't really lower drug use because most people think thaat they just wont get caught or tested.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2006/03/blowing_smoke.html
http://ssdp.org/issues/student-drug-testing/legislative-guide/
I think that drug testing students in schools is harmful and expensive. By testing students for drugs that are easily found like marijuana, they may turn to "harder" drugs like meth, ecstasy, inhalants, or cocaine, which are far less detectable. These tests also cost anywhere from $10-$75 per test, taking funds that could be used for teacher salaries and other more beneficial programs.
2-General Rules for police search & seizure in homes and cars Camille "The right of the people to be secure....against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause..." Fourth Amendment

4-Schools searching student cell phones Jordan


6-Random DWI traffic stops Alejandro
Due Process Chart 1:30 - Politics Studio
A DWI/DUI is the act of operating a vehicle while intoxicated or under the effect of alcohol. It is a federal crime to be driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Due Process Chart 1:30 - Politics Studio
You can be pulled over if your vehicle lights don't work, if your license plate is obscured or if you are recklessly driving. Once you are pulled over, your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) will be measured. If you blood alcohol content is over .08%, then you will be given a DUI. However, some officers will give you a DUI even if your BAC is below .08% because they will claim that you are impaired.The fourth amendment is “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Your breath and blood are considered your “persons” and “effects”, so by the fourth amendment, if you don't believe that an officer has probable cause, you have the right to not have your BAC measured.

I personally believe that citizens should have the right to not have their BAC measured randomly, but I think that with probable cause, a BAC measurement should be mandatory. A BAC measurement with cause would help keep a potential drunk driver off the street, making the roads safer for everyone else.
7-Use of heat sensors in searching houses Collin http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/11/national/11CND-SEARCH.html

In Kyllo v United States, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a search warrant is necessary for the thermal imaging of civilian property. In this situation, the Department of the Interior noted a large concentration of light/heat in the garage. They attributed this with the photosynthesis of marijuana, and eventually sent him to jail for growing the substance. One of the judges said that with the 4th amendment "stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from governmental intrusion."
Due to this court decision, any type of thermal imaging must be made known through a search warrant. In particular, if law enforcement were to somehow acknowledge the existence of illegal substances (without a warrant), they would be unable to target you. I believe that the Supreme Court's decision was adequate in protecting the 4th Amendment.
It should be noted that this case has greater implications for any sort of detection system. As technology advances, difficulties arise between our interactions.
8-Police interrogation/Brutality Copeland, PaulDue Process Chart 1:30 - Politics Studio Police brutality is the use of any force exceeding that reasonably necessary to accomplish a lawful police purpose.Due Process Chart 1:30 - Politics Studio By law, the police have the right to uselegitimate forceif necessary to make an arrest, maintain order, or keep the peace. Just how much force is appropriate under various circumstances can be debatable. When an officer usesexcessive force, he or she violates the law. Jerome Skolnick and James Fyfe definepolice brutalityas a conscious and deliberate action that a police officer undertakes toward suspects who are usually members of a powerless social group (for example, racial minorities or homosexuals). We think that police brutality should not be tolerated at all. The police force's job is to protect the citizens, not put their lives injeopardy. In no way does using brute force solve any kind of issue, or "ensure" our safety in anyway.
9-strip search Joanne, Taylor Savana Redding, who had been summoned from her middle school classroom and was asked to strip down to her underwear as school officials searched for prescription strength ibuprofen. However none were found. An 8-1 majority of the Court found that the search was unconstitutional. The majority said, "Savana's subjective expectation of privacy against such a search is inherent in her account of it as embarrassing, frightening, and humiliating. … Here, the content of the suspicion failed to match the degree of intrusion." "The strip search of Savana Redding was unreasonable and a violation of the Fourth Amendment," the court ruled. I thought it was unnecessary for them to strip search her just because an immature 8th grader said that the drugs were from here. She was also an all "A" student, and had nothing to do with drugs.
10-Other topic regarding due process and government powers. Must be approved by teacher.




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