noworldsystem.com


Court: Police Can Take Blood Without Warrant

Court: Police Can Take Blood Without Warrant

Star Tribune

May 31, 2008

Related: San Antonio Cops Force Blood Test on Drives

Editor’s Note: There are other ways to determine if somebody is drunk than by taking their blood. DUI laws are ridiculous to begin with because if you are driving dangerously, you are driving dangerously regardless of if you are drunk or not drunk. This is an incredibly stupid decision by the fools on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

When authorities have reason to believe that a drunken driver has caused a serious or fatal accident they have a right to draw the driver’s blood to test its alcohol content without their consent and without a search warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The ruling was greeted with relief by law enforcers.

The high court reversed a ruling by a Dakota County district judge in the case of Janet Sue Shriner, 48, of Burnsville.

Charges of drunken driving and criminal vehicular homicide were dismissed against Shriner involving a 2006 accident in Burnsville because the lower court ruled that police should have at least tried to obtain a warrant before taking her blood without her consent.

In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court said that the “rapid, natural dissipation of alcohol in the blood creates … a circumstance [requiring immediate attention] that will justify police taking a warrantless, nonconsensual blood draw from a defendant” provided the officer has probable cause to believe that the defendant has committed criminal vehicular homicide or operation.

The case against Shriner has been on hold pending the Supreme Court ruling, but will now move forward.

“This decision in the Shriner case is very much appreciated,” Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom said. “It’s very positive news for law enforcement across our state.”

State Patrol Maj. Mike Asleson, who was messaging all patrol staff about the ruling Friday afternoon, said it “will keep us from having to go through what we sort of felt were unnecessary hoops that just delayed the inevitable, which was getting the blood draw from the driver.

“We’re grateful to the court for their ruling,” Asleson said.

Aussie Police Use DNA Database To Fight Crime
http://www.radioaustrali..806/s2261531.htm?tab=latest

Surveillance Society To Quadruple By 2013
http://www.thought-criminal.org/article/node/1666

Terror law turns thousands of council officials into spies
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article4036231.ece

UK: Police Punishing Middle Class To Fill Quotas
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new..middle-classes-to-hit-targets.html

Indianapolis To Become “Mock Battlefield”
http://infowars.net/articles/may2008/290508Indianapolis.htm

Big Brother’s Candid Camera At 30,000 Feet
http://www.infowars.com/?p=2456

’Big Brother’ policing to target youths
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews..o-target-youths.html

DC Police To Get AR-15 Machine Guns
http://www.b92.net//eng/news..5&dd=17&nav_id=50325

Washington DC Police Arm Officers With Military Assault Rifiles
http://www.badcopnews.com/2008/05/3..-assault-rifiles-this-wont-end-well/

 


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: