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Riley v. California

Riley v. California

Riley v. California as a Leading U.S. Case

Riley v. California is one of the leading United States Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement in the United States, and, in this regards, Riley v. California may be a case reference for attorneys and police officers. As a leading case, this entry about Riley v. California tries to include facts, relevant legal issues, and the Court's decision and reasoning. The significance of Riley v. California is also explained, together with the relevance of Riley v. California impact on citizens and law enforcement.

Citation of Riley v. California

— U.S. —, No. — (2014)

Richards v. Wisconsin

Richards v. Wisconsin

Richards v. Wisconsin as a Leading U.S. Case

Richards v. Wisconsin is one of the leading United States Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement in the United States, and, in this regards, Richards v. Wisconsin may be a case reference for attorneys and police officers. As a leading case, this entry about Richards v. Wisconsin tries to include facts, relevant legal issues, and the Court's decision and reasoning. The significance of Richards v. Wisconsin is also explained, together with the relevance of Richards v. Wisconsin impact on citizens and law enforcement.

Citation of Richards v. Wisconsin

520 U.S. 385 (1997)

Riots

Riots

Response to Riots or Demonstrations

In line with Anders Walker

about Riots in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Riots and demonstrations, although sporadic, have been a constant throughout American (United States) history. Not surprisingly, local and state authorities, and even the federal government, have struggled repeatedly to suppress these forms of popular unrest. Perhaps the earliest response to riots and demonstrations involved the military. In 1794, George Washington mobilized an army of approximately 13,000-as large as the one that had defeated the British-to suppress violent demonstrations by Pennsylvania farmers angered at heightened federal excise taxes on whiskey. When confronted with this overwhelming military force, dissent dwindled, thereby establishing the military as an effective riot-suppression tool, one that would be used again and again throughout American (United States) history. Although the use of the military to quell riots continued into the 20th century, the general burden of responding to riots and demonstrations shifted gradually to local police departments.