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Justices Affirm Evansville SWAT Drug Arrest That Split COA

first_img Dave Stafford fr www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously affirmed drug convictions against an Evansville man who challenged a “military-style” SWAT team raid on his house that turned up cocaine, marijuana and prescription painkillers. The convictions previously were reversed in a divided opinion of the Indiana Court of Appeals that was vacated when justices granted transfer.Mario Watkins was convicted of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance as a lesser-included Class A misdemeanor, possession of cocaine as a Level 6 felony, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance as a lesser-included Class A misdemeanor, possession of marijuana as a lesser-included Class B misdemeanor, and maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony.He was charged after Evansville police acted on a tip from a longtime informant that there were drugs and a gun in Watkins’ house. Police got a search warrant, staked out and observed the house, and developed a plan to execute the warrant. They raided the house in multiple directions using a battering ram and a “flash-bang” grenade that was deployed in a room where only a nine-month-old boy was laying under a blanket in a playpen.A majority of a Court of Appeals panel found the search unreasonable under Litchfield v. State, 824 N.E.2d 356. The majority opinion written by Judge Elaine Brown held that law enforcement needs for a military-style assault in this case were low and the degree of intrusion unreasonably high.But justices aligned with the COA dissent of Judge Melissa May in affirming the trial court.“We hold that the totality-of-the-circumstances Litchfield test — a test applied hundreds of times in our courts — remains well-suited to assess reasonableness under Article 1, Section 11. See Simons v. Simons, 566 N.E.2d 551, 557 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991) (“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”). Applying that test here, we find that the search warrant execution was not unreasonable,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush wrote for the court.Under these circumstances, police noticed activity at the house consistent with drug dealing, they corroborated the informant’s tip, and they had reason to believe executing the warrant could be dangerous. The court also held that while the degree of intrusion was high, police carefully tailored their tactics.However, the court rejected the state’s argument that “the courts should not second-guess officers,” as Rush wrote in Mario Watkins v. State of Indiana, 82S01-1704-CR-191.“The Litchfield test continues to serve us well, so we decline the State’s invitation to replace it with an unprecedented ‘no reasonable officer’ test for search warrant executions,” Rush wrote. “Under the totality of the circumstances, the search warrant execution at Watkins’s house did not violate Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution. And the search warrant affidavit survives our deferential Fourth Amendment review because it provided a substantial basis for the probable cause finding. We therefore affirm the trial court.”The court also cautioned that police use of “flash-bang” grenades that have drawn rebukes from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, including a judgment against Evansville police in a prior case, could spoil an investigation.“(F) lash-bang grenades should be the exception in search warrant executions. Their extraordinary degree of intrusion will in many cases make a search constitutionally unreasonable,” Rush wrote. “And we have serious concerns about officers here setting off a flash-bang grenade when the only person in the room was a nine-month-old. Ultimately though, this search warrant execution — under Litchfield’s totality-of-the-circumstances test — did not  violate  our Constitution’s  search-and-seizure protections.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bakers look to cut trans fats

first_imgFood Design (Harrogate, Yorkshire) has recently received its first major order for low-trans-fat confectionery inclusions, which can be used in muffin recipes.The order came from a toffee dessert manufacturer, which supplies one of the UK’s leading retailers. It comes over a year after Food Design decided to provide an alternative version of its confectionery inclusions. The range, which includes Truffle Fudge, Fudge Cubes, Bake Stable Toffee, Toffee Brittle, Fudjies and Toffee Crumb, also works well with muffins, cakes, biscuits and cookies.Food Design anticipates demand will continue to grow as pressure from consumer and health organisations pushes retailers to offer products with minimal trans-fat content. MD Colin Hunter says: “We’ve had growing interest in the range and a number of orders to date. But this is the first major order we’ve received. We foresee increased demand in the future, following trends in parts of Europe and the US, where health concerns are driving change.”last_img read more

Aspire to high design with free art exhibition at Spire Residences

first_imgThe building has only a few apartments left for sale priced from $398,000.The public can view the sculpture from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25 Brisbane’s newest ‘art exhibition’ can be found at Consolidated Properties’ Spire Residences tower, which features a 12m sculpture from the renowned Peter Hennessey.Hennessey said he celebrated the development’s artistic design with the installation of a four-storey floral vine, which symbolised the building’s “roots in the past and vision for the future”.He said the sculpture, Spiral Uplift, was one of his most complex works. “It’s a very detailed piece of work — I wanted to make it so that every time people look at it they see something different, and the dynamics of the sculpture change depending on where it is viewed from,” he said. Brisbane’s newest ‘art exhibition’ can be found at Consolidated Properties’ Spire Residences tower, which features a 12m sculpture from the renowned Peter Hennessey.Art enthusiasts can catch a new sculpture that will be on permanent display at one of Brisbane’s newest residential towers.Consolidated Properties commissioned Melbourne-based artist Peter Hennessey to create a 12m high sculpture for the foyer of their Spire Residences tower. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoYou can still buy into Consolidated Properties’ Spire Residences tower, with prices starting at $398,000.“The artwork can be interpreted as a dance between nature and modern technology, and how one does not need to dominate the other.“In fact, the combination of these elements — organic and built, old and new — is what makes this artwork — and the Spire Residences building, so unique and visually spectacular.” Designed by John Wardle Architects,Spire Residences, sits at the northern gateway to Brisbane’s business centre.Also on display are photographer Justin Nicholas’s portraits of the builders involved in the project.Designed by John Wardle Architects, Spire Residences, sits at the northern gateway to Brisbane’s business centre, and was named the winner of the Residential Architecture — Multiple Housing at the Queensland Architecture Awards. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< last_img read more