The 4th Amendment
No unreasonable search and seizures
Jenna, Seemal, Fawaaz
This amendment declares that no government official or soldier could search or seize your property without good reason.
A guy back in the 1700's, was very rich. He had houses all over the place. Then state officers broke into one of his houses and they invaded his privacy by taking his personal things.
He was the first to document this happening. Then over time more and more people began reporting similar stories. So it eventually became a basic right of American citizens.
The bill applies to the United States today because if a police officer was to pull you over and demand to search your car, he would need a warrant. This also goes for if they wanted to search your house, things, etc.
Bostick and 2 uniformed men boarded a bus. The two officers started performing a routine inspection of the bus. The officers came up to Bostick and asked to see his ID and ticket without reasonable suspicion.
After finding nothing they asked to search his luggage. They found drugs in his luggage. Bostick was convicted. They upheld his conviction because searching him without suspicion was against the 4th amendment.
"It's mine and you can't touch it."