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[–] HarveyKlinger 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This case should have been thrown out for several reasons, mainly related to the Exclusionary Rule.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, pray to God you never have to go to court because all the cards are stacked against you whether you or guilty or not. Never forget that prosecutors, judges, attorneys, etc... all lie to get a desired outcome.

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[–] 9-11 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

The distance between the street and your front door is considered public property, as in anyone can knock on your front door for any reason including law enforcement. Any evidence collected between the street and your front door (such as the smell of 1,700 marijuana plants) is not an illegal search.

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The distance between the street and your front door is considered public property

Do you have a link for this? To my knowledge, that's still considered private property... especially when marked with a sign (taking law enforcement out of the argument for the moment here). Maybe the laws per state differ here.

Any evidence collected between the street and your front door...

A smell can give probable cause for sure. Going through the trash is okay because a sidewalk is an easement onto a property line and once you put your cans out, on the sidewalk or not, it's then considered property of the county (The reason scrappers are hassled by cops for "picking").

I'm not sure what the "rule" would be for going into a trash can if that can is one of the new ones, not owned by the property owner but owned by the county.. no matter where that can sits at the time. I mean, they are searching "their own" receptacle at that point I suppose... so would they need a warrant for that?

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[–] HarveyKlinger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sure. Except in this case they opened a closed gate with a no trespassing sign on it to get there... several times and looked around there without a warrant.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You and your 1,700 cannabis plans is between you and your God, fuck the state.

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[–] placoid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The detectives also said they didn't notice a gate with a "No Trespassing" sign when they drove down White's driveway.

That's not true, White said in court filings. The gate was closed, he said, and they had no right to open it and enter his property.

Two neighbors testified in court, saying they had lived next to White for years, and he never had his gate open. One said he saw officers approach the gate that day, get out of their car, undo the chain and open the gate.

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[–] 9-11 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

His marijuana cultivation and distribution operation affected hundreds of lives. Everyone in his immediate vicinity is immeasurably safer.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What a bunch of shit.

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[–] Warmoose76 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I hate hearing stuff like this, especially because I think weed is great and most of the people growing it are good people. This old man will quite possibly die in prison now, it's a fucking disgrace. Weather you just want to get high or actually use it for medicine (which it is one of the most useful medicines ever, and some people really need it) no one deserves to get fucked over for it. This is why people hate the police.

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[–] Warmoose76 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree, if I where a cop I'd get fired to.

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[–] KikeFree 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Interesting that the police think having a security camera is suspicious.

Beware of utility company employees as well. They might be paid bonuses by the cops for "tips".

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, they may think the cameras are "suspicious", even though though the streets, and rural areas, are still flooded with methamphetamine, heroin, and all it's victims, but they'll think twice about fucking up protocol or beating you half to death for no reason if you have cameras. And there's always the sound logic that there is too much of a serious drug problem, and too many junkie-fucks out there to not want to make them think twice about breaking in.

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[–] Inaminit 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Typical law Enforcement bullshit... I'm surprised they didn't blow his head off in the process.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Big pharma has to keep weed illegal because it would put them out of business. The judge who gave this sentence should be offered to POL

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/909MJ | https://files.catbox.moe/ob3vo6.png :

77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana

'Her identity had been stolen, she said, and new credit cards were being sent to an address in Polk County. ', "The discovery of more than 1,700 marijuana plants on White's property, authorities said, was just luck."

'A search warrant would be obtained, and investigators would eventually say White was growing more than 1,700 marijuana plants. '

'The investigation of one of the largest marijuana-growing operations in Polk County history had begun. '

'Judge Douglas Harpool struggled with his decision to sentence White to 10 years in prison. '

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