Re: A modest proposal (eas Re: Outlawing drug speech - EEK!)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 12:44:45 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker < (none)> wrote on Thursday, February
03, 2000 12:54 pm,

> > Instead of letting the suspect go free on a technicality, I propose
> > that we go ahead and prosecute the suspect in a court of law. Then
> > we also prosecute the cop for violating the suspects' rights...
> That's the way it always was up until Mapp v. Ohio, where the Supreme
> Court imposed the exclusionary rule.
>[Remaining explanation deleted to save space.]

You are absolutely right. What was I thinking? The police force and
prosecutors would not arrest and prosecute one of their own! That is
exactly why the system failed. The courts, using their checks and balances,
decided that if the police didn't follow the system that they would have to
be denied the results. There probably is a better way, but it makes since
when you look at the history. Thanks!

Harvey Newstrom <>
Certified Consultant,  Legal Hacker, Engineer, Research Scientist, Author.

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