One More Before Bed
This time the Geek With a .45 says what I wanted to. Excerpt:
Oh. My. God.
Here we go again.
Considering that this overturns a previous precedent that the police may setup a roadblock only in emergency, it implies that roadblocks in non emergencies are hunky dory.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that there can’t possibly be valid uses of this power, what I’m saying is that we must judge any power we grant to government not by the good it MIGHT do, but by the MAYHEM it WILL eventually do.
Since the half life on police abusing a new power granted to them is typically 5 minutes, I imagine around this time next week, stories will start percolating out of the woodwork about abuses here, too.
Amen. Read the whole thing.
<StephenBreyer>“Slope? What slope? I don’t see any slope.”</StephenBreyer>
Fourth Amendment? You don’t need no stinkin’ 4th Amendment!