Williams v. Adams, No. 64

CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Second Circuit
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
Citation441 F.2d 394
Docket NumberDocket 34826.,No. 64
Decision Date14 April 1971
PartiesRobert WILLIAMS, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Frederick E. ADAMS, Warden, Connecticut State Prison, Respondent-Appellee.

441 F.2d 394 (1971)

Robert WILLIAMS, Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
Frederick E. ADAMS, Warden, Connecticut State Prison, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 64, Docket 34826.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Rehearing Ordered March 3, 1971.

Decided April 14, 1971.


Before LUMBARD, Chief Judge, FRIENDLY, SMITH, KAUFMAN, HAYS, ANDERSON and FEINBERG, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing in Banc Ordered March 3, 1971.

PER CURIAM:

Upon application by petitioner a majority of the active members of this court voted to reconsider in banc the decision of the panel in this case, 436 F.2d 30, on the record and briefs originally filed, without further oral argument. Both parties were invited to file supplemental briefs, and both have done so. Upon reconsideration, we conclude that on the basis of the facts then known to him, Sergeant Connolly had neither probable cause to arrest Williams nor any other sufficient cause for reaching into Williams's waistband, an action which led to the subsequent search of Williams's car and the discovery of a machete and narcotics later introduced in evidence at Williams's trial. See Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d 889 (1969); Spinelli v. United States, 393 U.S. 410, 89 S.Ct. 584, 21 L. Ed.2d 637 (1969); Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108, 84 S.Ct. 1509, 12 L.Ed.2d 723 (1964); Henry v. United States, 361 U.S. 98, 80 S.Ct. 168, 4 L.Ed.2d 134 (1959); Draper v. United States, 358 U.S. 307, 79 S.Ct. 329, 3 L.Ed.2d 327 (1959). Since those illegally seized items should have been excluded from evidence, Williams's conviction must be set aside. Accordingly, we reverse the order of the district court denying Williams's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

HAYS, Circuit Judge (dissenting):

The facts of this case were as follows:

"At 2:15 on a Sunday morning, a sergeant of the Bridgeport police department was patrolling alone in a section of Bridgeport noted for its high incidence of crimes of various kinds. There he met a person known to him and considered by him to be trustworthy and reliable who pointed to an automobile parked on the other side of the street and told him that a person seated in the vehicle was armed with a pistol at his waist and had narcotics in his possession. The defendant was the occupant of this automobile and was seated on the passenger\'s
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side of the front seat. The sergeant walked across the street, tapped on the window of the automobile and told the defendant to open the door. The
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  • United States v. Lopez, No. 70 Cr 813.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
    • May 14, 1971
    ...on nothing more substantial than inarticulate hunches, * * *." Terry, supra at 21-22, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 1880. See Williams v. Adams, Warden, 441 F.2d 394 (2d Cir. 1971); Ballou v. Massachusetts, 403 F.2d 982, 985-986 (1st Cir. 1968), cert. denied, 394 U.S. 909, 89 S.Ct. 1024, 22 L.Ed.2d 222 (1......
  • State v. Kennedy, No. 50848-8
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Washington
    • October 16, 1986
    ...case of possessory crimes. Williams v. Adams, 436 F.2d 30, 38 (2d Cir.1970) (Friendly, J., dissenting), rev'd on [726 P.2d 453] rehearing, 441 F.2d 394 (1971), rev'd, 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972). The present case is just such a situation. The facts of this case are no......
  • U.S. v. Diggs, Nos. 73-1667
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • November 3, 1975
    ...Williams v. Adams, 436 F.2d 3035 (2d Cir. 1970) Page 1329 (Friendly, J., dissenting), reversed by En banc vote without further argument, 441 F.2d 394 (2d Cir. 1971), in turn reversed, Adams v. Williams, 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972). Thus we are called upon to determine......
  • State v. Price-Williams, 19-1857
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Iowa
    • April 22, 2022
    ...Coleman , 553 P.2d 40.198 Id. at 46.199 Williams v. Adams , 436 F.2d 30, 35–39 (2d Cir. 1970) (Friendly, J., dissenting), rev'd en banc , 441 F.2d 394 (2d 1971), rev'd , 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972).200 Id. at 39.201 Commonwealth v. Buchert , 68 A.3d 911, 916–17 (Pa. S......
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  • United States v. Lopez, No. 70 Cr 813.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
    • May 14, 1971
    ...on nothing more substantial than inarticulate hunches, * * *." Terry, supra at 21-22, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 1880. See Williams v. Adams, Warden, 441 F.2d 394 (2d Cir. 1971); Ballou v. Massachusetts, 403 F.2d 982, 985-986 (1st Cir. 1968), cert. denied, 394 U.S. 909, 89 S.Ct. 1024, 22 L.Ed.2d 222 (1......
  • State v. Kennedy, No. 50848-8
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Washington
    • October 16, 1986
    ...case of possessory crimes. Williams v. Adams, 436 F.2d 30, 38 (2d Cir.1970) (Friendly, J., dissenting), rev'd on [726 P.2d 453] rehearing, 441 F.2d 394 (1971), rev'd, 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972). The present case is just such a situation. The facts of this case are no......
  • U.S. v. Diggs, Nos. 73-1667
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • November 3, 1975
    ...Williams v. Adams, 436 F.2d 3035 (2d Cir. 1970) Page 1329 (Friendly, J., dissenting), reversed by En banc vote without further argument, 441 F.2d 394 (2d Cir. 1971), in turn reversed, Adams v. Williams, 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972). Thus we are called upon to determine......
  • State v. Price-Williams, 19-1857
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Iowa
    • April 22, 2022
    ...Coleman , 553 P.2d 40.198 Id. at 46.199 Williams v. Adams , 436 F.2d 30, 35–39 (2d Cir. 1970) (Friendly, J., dissenting), rev'd en banc , 441 F.2d 394 (2d 1971), rev'd , 407 U.S. 143, 92 S.Ct. 1921, 32 L.Ed.2d 612 (1972).200 Id. at 39.201 Commonwealth v. Buchert , 68 A.3d 911, 916–17 (Pa. S......
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