I almost never agree with Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, but I stand with her in opposition to the expansion of the American police state.
The Supreme Court just gave law enforcement officers even broader authority to disregard the rights of the American people.
The decision in Utah v. Strieff allows the police to end-around inconveniences such as probable cause, due process, the 4th and 5th Amendments, etc.
The American police state is here. If things are getting this bad already, I can only imagine the horrors we’ll see in the not-too-distant future.
The American police state just keeps getting stronger
I came across this article by Martin Armstrong and I was shocked. This does not bode well for the United States and sets a poor example for the rest of the world.
The Supreme Court Just Created a Full-Blown Police State
The Supreme Court ruling in Utah v Strieff awarded the police total freedom to stop any citizen, at any time, to do whatever they desire. The Supreme Court determined that the “poisonous fruit” of a police officer’s stop of a citizen can be used against them at trial. This has wiped out, in reality, any constitutional protection you thought you had. This is a sad day for the United States, for the Supreme Court has officially created a full-blown police state and clearly has no intention of honoring why this nation began the entire American Revolution — to prevent illegal searches that allowed the king to look for anything he could use to prosecute citizens.
The Supreme Court ruled that even though the officer had initially violated a person’s rights (in other words, the Constitution) the officer’s conduct was “at most negligent” and the result of “good-faith mistakes.” This language is a wink and nod to the police who only have to claim they made a mistake that was not intentional and they walk free. We have witnessed police outrageously murder citizens, but the police officers involved are usually not charged. Now, with this decision, the United States has become exactly as Ukraine stood before the people revolted.
A friend of mine from Ukraine came to the states before the last revolution. When they would see a police officer, they would tense up and try to avoid them at all costs. At home, the police were the criminals. They would shake you down, abuse you, and there was simply no rule of law. The Supreme Court, as of yesterday, has committed suicide.
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