Supreme Court Traffic Stop Case Could Drastically Limit Drivers’ Fourth Amendment Rights

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
“Permitting police officers to conduct suspicionless seizures of vehicles registered to owners with suspended licenses—without knowing who is actually driving—will invade the Fourth Amendment rights of millions of Americans, with little to no corresponding benefit to public safety,” their brief asserted.

“Just because your license is suspended doesn’t mean someone else can’t use your car to drive you to work, drive your children to school or drive an elderly parent to a medical appointment,” remarked Fines and Fees Justice Center Co-Director Lisa Foster. “If your spouse, a friend or a relative drives your car, they risk getting stopped.”

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Rallying behind the state, the U.S. Department of Justice, 17 state attorneys general, and several law enforcement groups have all penned amicus briefs that largely echo Kansas’s arguments. The National Fraternal Order of Police claimed the Kansas Supreme Court decision “jeopardizes police officer and public safety.” Separately, the National Defense Attorney Association argued that the ruling “threatens Kansas’s interest in prosecuting wrongdoing” and even claimed that “license suspension or revocation are not penalties for the casual traffic infraction.”

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“The view urged by Kansas will result in stops and searches of thousands of individuals who pose no threat to public safety—their only ‘crime’ is owing the government money,” noted William Maurer, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice. “The Fourth Amendment ensures that Americans do not lose their right to privacy just because they owe a debt to the government.”


https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2019/09/13/supreme-court-traffic-stop-case-could-drastically-limit-drivers-fourth-amendment-rights/#60b6ab237c17


further the article goes on to explain DL suspension are way more prevalent for NON Traffic Related Offenses
 

BOP

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If they're that worried about "officer safety," either don't stop anyone at all, ever, or call in an air strike and sort it out later.

Yeah, I get it; being a cop is a dangerous profession, especially in the Obama, and hate-Trump eras. That's one of the main reasons I don't do it. Well, that and the overwhelming desire to shoot dirtbags who really deserve it.

But for crap's sake, Sally, if you're perfectly willing to abrogate the Constitution, violate the rights of citizens and break the law yourself, find another profession.

So tired of hearing police brass excuse and even support bad behavior in the name of "officer and public safety."
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
So tired of hearing police brass excuse and even support bad behavior in the name of "officer and public safety."

That is the canard ..... ' public safety ' police are enforcing law by assumption not facts

like ' by my many yrs of law enforcement experiance and training this is liquid meth ' turns out to be Honey

what a load of bullshit
 
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