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A. Barton Hinkle: Don't Let Cops Dodge the Constitution

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You can't blame police departments if they feel a trifle besieged these days. But as A. Barton Hinkle points out, police departments cannot blame anyone but themselves for that circumstance. They keep pushing the envelope and dodging the limits of the Constitution. From asset forfeiture to stop-and-frisk to military-style tactics, Hinkle observes, the cops are putting everyone's civil liberties at risk.