Black People : Teen Fights Removal of Bullet in Head

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  1. Destee

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    Teen Fights Removal of Bullet in Head

    In the middle of Joshua Bush's forehead, two inches above his eyes, lies the evidence that prosecutors say could send the teenager to prison for attempted murder: a 9 mm bullet, lodged just under the skin.

    Prosecutors say it will prove that Bush, 17, tried to kill the owner of a used-car lot after a robbery in July. And they have obtained a search warrant to extract the slug.

    But Bush and his lawyer are fighting the removal, in a legal and medical oddity that raises questions about patient privacy and how far the government can go to solve crimes without running afoul of the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

    'It's unfortunate this arguably important piece of evidence is in a place where it can't be easily retrieved,' said Seth Chandler, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center. 'You have to balance our desire to convict the guilty against the government not poking around our bodies on a supposition.'

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    This is some crazy mess...

    They want to remove the bullet to prove that he's guilty of a crime? Hell, I wouldn't let them pull it out either.

    The guy has already confessed to the robber but not the shooting. I guess the bullet proves that he had something to do with the shooting as well.

    This is just crazy.

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    Yeah Monetary ... i guess ... inside your body ... is not an unreasonable search and siezure.

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  4. roarin1

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    HA!

    I would 'curse' if I did, but I don't!

    HA!

    (I can hear the D.A. now...'they let'm out on a technicality!')

    HA!

    ROAR.......!
     
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