Nightmare traffic stop: New Mexico man subjected to unreasonable searches
What should have been a routine traffic stop turned into a horrific experience for David Eckert. This Lordsburg was subjected to numerous medical procedures in a neighboring county even after the issued search warrant had expired: The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn’t make a complete stop at a | Read More »
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Bill Allows Over 22 Federal Agencies Access to Your Email…Without a Warrant
A Senate proposal, which was originally heralded as a measure of protection for Americans’ e-mail privacy, has been rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. According to CNET, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has significantly transformed his original legislation in response to pressure from law enforcement. A vote on the bill, which | Read More »
Is the Liberty Provided by the 4th Amendment a Figment of Your Imagination?
Quoting Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark: “”The criminal goes free if he must, but it is the law that sets him free. Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.” Most Americans have a perception of the 4th Amendment that seems to not be based in reality, | Read More »