Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Igorance Is No Excuse for Being Above The Law

Radley Balko notes that for law enforcement officers and prosecutors, ignorance of the law is an excuse for unlawful behavior.

When I am asked why I have a deep mistrust of the police, this is the kind of thing I point to. The police have the immediate power to destroy the life of the members of the public at large, but they have precious little accountability to the members of the public. Robert Peel would be bitterly disappointed.



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