Sunday, October 28, 2012

I don't like ALL dogs.....

(Reuters) - Two dogs, a chocolate Labrador retriever named Franky and a German shepherd named Aldo, should have their day at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court is scheduled on Wednesday to hear Florida's appeal of two decisions by that state's highest court that found the detection of drugs by trained police dogs had violated the constitutional ban on unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
These arguments involve distinctly different issues: whether a dog can sniff outside a home without a warrant, and how qualified a dog must be to do a legitimate sniff.
They give the Supreme Court a chance to extend, or limit, prior decisions giving police a long leash to use dogs, including for suitcases at airports and cars stopped at checkpoints.
MORE about the invasion of your privacy.

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Remember, the police dog is never your friend. Ever. The police dog is the policeman's friend, get it? If you have a reason to be in contact with a police dog, circumstances are not in your favor.
While it may have once been a cute puppy and while it's not the dog's fault he's a police dog, he is still your enemy. If one is coming towards you that means it's attacking you. Kill it. Kill it first then engage your other targets. Do not hestitate, kill the damned dog before it fucks you up.

2 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

When it's trained, it ceases being a "puppy" or "man's best friend", it is a weapon. It doesn't sense your pain and distress and back off, it goes harder until it is called off by it's handler. It is a weapon. Period.

Glenn B said...

Whatever the outcomes of the Supreme Court cases, they will likely not affect border searches much. Dogs are used as a convenience at the border, a search can be done regardless of whether or not there is a dog alert on an item crossing the border or about to cross the border (as in an outbound shipment). Not even suspicion of a crime is needed to search things like that at our borders. Even a person can be searched, to some extent, based solely on only a hunch while at the border. I am referencing Customs searches and not those by conducted by states. Customs authority is one of, if not the, broadest when it comes to search and seizure law.

However, I have to agree that I think a dog should be qualified as a detection dog. Furthermore, in order to establish probable cause by way of a dog alert, that dog's record should have to be maintained to show how many times it was successful and ho may times it alerted with a false positive.

As for sniffing on the outside of a home, how did they get the dog legally onto the curtilage without a warrant?

Shit, I had to look up the spelling of curtilage. You would think, after 32 years as a federal agent, I would have remembered as much. Just look at what retirement has done to me!!!

All the best,
GB