Further Weakening The Fourth Amendment

“It implies that you are not a citizen of a democracy but the subject of a carceral state, just waiting to be cataloged.”

The term “carceral state” was not spoken by Alex Jones, the late William Cooper, or anyone else that peddles in conspiracy theories. Those are the words of a Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, in her ruling on the case Utah v. Strieff.

Sadly, her opinion was a dissent, as cops are now allowed to conduct an illegal stop if an arrest warrant unrelated to the stop exists because “errors in judgment hardly rise to a purposeful or flagrant violation.” You can thank Justice Clarence Thomas for those insightful words.

We lost just a little bit more freedom because of this.

The Atlantic has an excellent write-up on the ruling.

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