• Sep 22, 2009

CHHIRJ Joins ACLUM to Oppose Erosion of Fourth Amendment Rights

This month we filed a brief with the ACLU of Massachusetts urging the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to find that a protective search conducted by police officers in the absence of a lawful stop violates both the Fourth Amendment and art. 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and that, when combined with generalized reliance on the defendant’s presence in a high-crime area, effectively sanctions reduced constitutional protection for the residents of minority neighborhoods.

Read our brief:

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