This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, June 17, 2019:
When three Cleveland police officers demanded entry into Dollree Mapp’s home in 1957, she demanded to see a search warrant. They didn’t have one. They were looking for a bombing suspect. When they returned a few hours later, they claimed they now had a search warrant but didn’t show it to her. They entered her home anyway and didn’t find the suspect. Instead they found some “lewd” literature, possession of which was illegal under Ohio law.
She was tried, convicted, and sentenced for possession. Her conviction was upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court but reversed by the Supreme Court in 1961: