Supreme Court Rules Cops Can Break the Law to Enforce the Law

Davidc

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In another devastating blow to the 4th Amendment, on Monday (Jun 20, 2016), the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of an alleged crime can be used against a defendant even if police did something inappropriate or even illegal to obtain it.

What tactics can the police use when questioning a suspect?

The police are prohibited from using physical or psychological coercion when conducting police interrogations. A confession or evidence that results from coercive tactics is inadmissible at trial. The police, for example, may not use torture techniques, threats, drugging, or inhumane treatment during an interrogation. The police, however, can use lying, trickery, and other types of non-coercive methods to obtain a confession from a suspect.
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Given the reality of the militarized police state rising up from the horrors of the war on drugs, the fact that cops can now legally act illegally to bust people for possessing arbitrary substances is chilling.
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With that in mind, this is how to handle a traffic stop:

 
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Davidc

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I think an agent of the state acting as a provocateur may fall more in line with entrapment. 
 
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