Better Late than Never? TX Bill Bans Warrantless Cavity Search

Why do legislators have to deal with warrantless cavity search when we have courts and the Fourth Amendment? The good news is that the Texas legislature has passed a bill that bans warrantless cavity searches by cops who pull you over. The bad news is that the Texas legislature had to pass a bill that bans warrantless cavity searches by cops who pull you over. Or did they? Don’t we have a Fourth Amendment in our Constitution? Doesn’t court interpretation of that law apply it to state Read more […]

Police Point Guns At People At Massive I-270 Road Block

I understand that police are supposed to catch bad guys. And I understand that a society where bad guys get caught is safer than a society where they get away with crimes. And, in this case, since the bad guys were caught without anyone being shot, one could say that the police did their job. But their methods seem legally questionable and extremely dangerous to bystanders. From the Washington Post: “Police halt Montgomery County commuters on I-270 to hunt for bank robbery suspects.” Police Read more […]