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.
Cops laugh about “probable cause on four legs” but the damage to innocent lives is real.
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How pretextual traffic stops got the judicial stamp of approval.
The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'
Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.