Do Police Have Too Much Power?Submitted by vinceableworld on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 02:00
Judicially Authorized Rape: The Newest Weapon in the Prohibitionist Arsenal
There was neither probable cause nor reasonable suspicion to justify the search of the car. By ordering Cook to drive to the station, the police made it clear that they did not believe that he was under the influence of marijuana.
Furthermore, Cook didn’t own the car, a fact that severs the thinnest thread connecting him to the glass pipe found in the trunk.
Yet the officers persisted in their effort to manufacture an offense. Cook was detained and informed that he would have to undergo a drug test. When the police demanded that he sign a waiver of his rights, Cook – whose parents are police officers -- repeatedly and explicitly demanded access to an attorney.
“I asked for an attorney because I didn’t know if this was right,”
You don't know if that's right or not? What country is this?