From Raw Story: Man and girl friend have “loud sex” in the privacy of his own home. Cops come to investigate the screams. Man and woman tell them what was going on, but they entered his house and searched it anyway without a warrant. The cops find marijuana plants, and charge him. He tries to have the evidence suppressed. Court rules “screams” from “loud sex” gave cops “probable cause” to search without a warrant. Man gets ten years.
This is wrong on so many levels…Pot should not be illegal. Growing it should not be a ten year sentence. Cops should not have the right to bust in your door because they hear screams: could be sex, could be childs’ play, could be just having fun. Get a warrant.
And the Court accepting cops’ argument is just plain dumb. This makes it almost illegal to scream in your own house. Sure, if you aren’t doing anything illegal, you won’t be arrested. But who the hell wants cops to have open season to rummage through their house?