While people were waiting on Trump to confirm he won't run but where
indulging on building his ego, the Supreme Court re-affirmed their
commitment to building a police state.
And public conservatives continue to re-affirm they love the police
state while talking out of the side of their mouths about freedom. How
many public conservatives have complained about this ruling? Or does
it have to be a Janet Reno type of Nifong type to get them in an
The Supreme Court on Monday gave law enforcement officers new
authority to enter a home without a warrant when they have reason to
believe that drug evidence is being destroyed.
The court ruled 8 to 1 that Kentucky police who smelled marijuana at
an apartment door, knocked loudly and announced themselves, and then
kicked in the door when they thought the drugs were being destroyed
did nothing wrong.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority, said the
conduct of the police before they entered the apartment was “entirely
lawful” and neither violates nor threatens a person’s Fourth Amendment
protection against unreasonable searches or seizures.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg strongly disagreed.
“The court today arms the police with a way routinely to dishonor the
Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases,” Ginsburg wrote.
“In lieu of presenting their evidence to a neutral magistrate, police
officers may now knock, listen, then break the door down, nevermind
that they had ample time to obtain a warrant.”
The police lie, and everyone knows it. Who expects the police to say
they announced themselves before busting into a home? They lie now and
say they do announce and then multiple witnesses OUTSIDE will say the
police didn't, but the prosecutors will still believe the police.