Tuesday, March 08, 2016

"Why don't people like us and trust us?"

Because you act like this.
The search warrant executed at Taylor’s apartment cited no evidence of criminal activity there. Instead, in an affidavit to a judge, police argued that they should be able to search for drugs there based on their “training and experience” investigating the drug trade. They relied on an address they found in a court-records system for the woman arrested with PCP.
Gee, what could go wrong?

In a dozen instances, The Post found, officers acted on incorrect or outdated address information, subjecting such people as Taylor to the fright of their lives.
Well, that's one thing.

D.C. police, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the D.C. Attorney General’s Office defend the use of warrants based on police training and experience.
Of course they do, it lets them do fishing expeditions and screw people over.

But it's all actually WONDERFUL!!, you see:
Karakatsanis studied a year of warrants in which police searched for drugs based on training and experience and found that they recovered drugs one-third of the time. In response to Karakatsanis, then-D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan argued in 2014, “While Plaintiffs treat this success rate with contempt, finding drugs in one-third of similar police searches is strong evidence of probable cause.”
Short version: every cop, the judges who approve this crap, the USA and the AG should all be fired.  This is bullshit.  "We found something ONE THIRD OF THE TIME, that should cover everything!"  Bleep.

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