Texas Court Rules That Police May Introduce Illegally-Gathered Evidence At Trial

 

 

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    And Texas likes to think of itself as a haven of liberty ? What happened to our Bill of Rights ? Did it get abolished without our knowledge ? The answer is yes , the “war on drugs” combined with the “Patriot Act” and Congress’ abuse of the “Commerce Clause” has conspired to turn the Constitution and a nation of laws on it’s ear to the detriment of liberty and individual freedom . 

     Now combine the above piece with this story from TechDirt about a:  Judge Rejects Warrant Application, Because He Thinks None Is Needed , an excerpt of which you can read below , and the reader can be forgiven if he/she comes to the conclusion that we no longer reside in a free country but instead have been transported back in time to the Soviet Union of old … complete with mock trials , midnight door busting and neighbor ratting neighbor .

 

 

” Orin Kerr has a post about a bizarre decision by DC Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who decided to reject a warrant application not because he thought there wasn’t probable cause, but rather because he didn’t think that the government needed a warrant at all, and could do the search it wanted without such a warrant. This is problematic on a variety of different levels, and Kerr covers them all. The story involves a police chase of a suspect with a gun. During the chase, he threw away the gun. The police found the gun, and while they were at it, the guy’s mobile phone. The warrant was to do a thorough search of the phone. Facciola said they didn’t need a warrant since the phone had been “abandoned.” Whether or not the phone was actually abandoned, the ruling is problematic (in part because Facciola has no way of knowing if the phone was actually abandoned).”

 

 

      Reading both pieces the viewer will come to the inevitable conclusion the the citizens can no longer expect to resort to the courts for the protection of their rights as the judiciary have morphed into little more than a rubber stamp collection to be utilized in whatever way that law enforcement and prosecutors deem in their best interests . Here is the Texas “decision” and here is the DC “decision” . Shameful both …