22 June 2006
Police Gone Wrong
It's all fine and dandy for Scalia to talk about improved professionalism among police forces and how that justifies walking away from traditional protections of your rights. It's just another indicator that he really has no clue about anything in the criminal justice system. It's not the 95% of officers who are doing their job honestly and with the highest level of professionalism that the Constitution is meant to protect us from. The Constitution is meant to protect us from officers who are cutting corners, pushing limits, following improper orders, or just acting out-and-out illegally.
Author: Ken Lammers on 6/22/2006