Advocates of liberty and limited government should not concede the concept of “law and order” to those who engage in “excessive use of police powers.” Those who actually believe in law and order would hold police and prosecutors, as well as criminal suspects, to the rule of law; and that seems to be what the Virginia Supreme Court did.
I was reminded of this when I came across this video of a law-and-order type encountering Customs and Border Patrol agents as he attempted to drive on State Route 86 in Arizona.
DHS Checkpoint Blog Entry 9: ‘Cruz’ Control
“‘Law and Order’ — YouTube Version,” by Jim Harper, Cato @ Liberty, September 12, 2008
Holding Border Patrol Accountable: Terry Bressi on Recording his 300+ Checkpoint Interactions
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Fifth Amendment – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings)
- “Protecting the U.S. Perimeter: ‘Border Searches’ Under the Fourth Amendment,” CRS Report for Congress RL31826 (25-page PDF)
- “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of the Statutory Framework and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review Decisions,” CRS Report for Congress RL30465 (100-page PDF)
- “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: A Sketch of Selected Issues,” CRS Report for Congress RL34566 (20-page PDF)
- “Intelligence Issues for Congress,” CRS Issue Brief for Congress IB10012 (23-page PDF)
Criminal Law Handbook, The: Know Your Rights, Survive the System
Never Get Busted Again 1: Traffic Stops
You Have The Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police
You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
A Toast to Silence: Avoid Becoming Another Victim of Deceptive Police Tactics By Knowing When and How to Use the Power of Silence
Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One’s in Jail
Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Stop: Essentials of Safe Traffic Enforcement
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