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Prosecutors on Friday asked Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright to reconsider his order barring them from using evidence obtained from the car used by slaying suspect Arron Lewis.

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Print Headline: Judge urged to reinstate evidence

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  • Nodmcm
    December 12, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.

    If an inventory search is supposed to be conducted " in order to protect an owner's property while it is in the custody of the police, [and] to insure against claims of lost, stolen, or vandalized property," then when the police collected strands of hair from the trunk, is that "property" that the government is placing into "inventory" in order to "insure against claims of [loss]" of the strands of hair? Is the reason that so many people are supporting Don Trump for president is because people are sick and tired of "double-talk" from their goverment workers? Is claiming that strands of hair are "property" of value to be "inventoried" against claims of loss the sort of "double-talk" that citizens are sick and tired of hearing from government employees?

  • nlrar009
    December 12, 2015 at 2:25 p.m.

    No, the hair would not be "property. It would however be subject to seizure as evidence under plain view during the inventory of the trunk's contents.

  • Nodmcm
    December 12, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.

    nlrar: OK, I understand the law tiptoes around the Fourth Amendment using this "inventory search" exception, but it still is "double-talk" to regular folks, a legal "end-around" that causes the public to lose respect for the law and lawyers. I also understand that the heinous nature of the case, and the defendant's quite obvious guilt as a result of evidence apparently gathered within the bounds of the law (although I am still suspicious of that spousal testimony), militates in favor of the judge bending over backwards to accept into evidence very borderline and questionably-obtained items, I still see stretches like this, laid out for all to see in this newspaper on the front pages, part of the reason the public has so much disdain for our legal system and, heck for our system generally, that our political environment is so toxic. I want America to "do better," and this sort of legal twisting and turning around the U. S. Constitution does not help my cause.

  • nlrar009
    December 12, 2015 at 5:42 p.m.

    The legal system has long ago gone from the concept of justice ie protect the innocent, punish the guilty, to win at all cost, using any technicality. Our current legal system is for the most part the best money can buy.

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