While our professional ninny class was jabbering about the Second Amendment (almost entirely to try to gin up enthusiasm for a geriatric white woman this November), America actually, quietly, and with the nodding approval of an ignorant majority, became an actual police state.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that evidence found by police officers after illegal stops may be used in court if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the defendants had outstanding arrest warrants.
The Fourth Amendment is as near-death today as the Second was thirty years ago, and for pretty much the same reasons; political expediency.
We, the people, brought the Second back to life. Who’s going to do it for the Fourth?
UPDATE: The more I read about the actual case, Utah v. Strieff, the more nuance I see in the majority decision.
Which doesn’t change the fact that the Fourth Amendment has been beaten to a pulp this past 50 years.