Sam in engaged in the criminal activity of growning marijuana in his home. a couple of police officers while randomly passing through the neighborhood saw sam go to the mailbox. they thought that he looked a little scruffy and they were concerned that they had not made a sufficient number of arrests in the past month. they decide to go "check out" sam. therefore, they immediately broke down sam's door, searched his home, and arrested him. the police officer in charge told sam that because marijuana was involved, he lost his rights against self-incrimination and that he might as well confess. sam proceeded to confess to growing marijuana and a number of other crimes. the judge was so angry with sam that he threw him in jail for two months without any kind of hearing. sam's lawyer, who just graduated from law school, is not sure if the police acted legally in sam's case by breaking down the door. which of the following is true on that issue?
a. the police acted legally so long as they can show that sam really did look scruffy
b. the police acted legally so long as they can show that the street was truly chosen at random for patrol
c. the police acted legally so long as they can show that sam had been in jail previously on a drug offense charge
d. the police acted legally so long as they can show that sam had been in jail previously for any offense
e. the police violated sam's fourth amendment rights
c) the right to meet in groups
the right to peaceably assemble is one of the five freedoms ensured in the first amendment, yet that opportunity does not really reach out to private property.
the right to peaceably assemble implies that somebody can assemble with others without dread from the administration that they are a crowd. individuals can get together with whomever they need as long as they are quiet and not causing inconvenience. this applies to all gatherings, regardless of whether individuals don't care for those gatherings.
if the value of the stolen merchandise is less than $100: you will be charged with petit theft in the second degree, which is a second degree misdemeanor punishable of up to 60 days in jail and/or up to a $500 fine.