The Mapp Vs. Ohio Court Case

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The Mapp vs. Ohio court case took place in Cleveland Ohio when Dollree Mapp was unlawfully convicted of a felony. On May 23, 1957 at 1:00 P.M., Police appeared at the door of Dollree, who was currently living with her daughter from a previous marriage, and demanded entrance. They believed that she was housing a bombing suspect within her home and that she was part of a gambling crew. Due to the 4th amendment “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” (US Const. amend. IV), she demanded to see the warrant and until then they were not allowed entrance. The fourth amendment requires for a search to occur or seizing of possessions, they only can do that to certain aspect is what the warrant initial was for. For the next two and a half hours, the police laid siege to the house. Her lawyer appeared on the scene, and one of the policemen told him that they now had obtained a warrant to search the house, but refused to show it ("Exclusionary Rule"). The officers then forced their way into the house by knocking their doors down and she demanded to see the warrant. Flashing a piece of paper in the air, she snatched it from the police officer and and shoved it down her blouse in a defiant manner.

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