Police roundup


  • The Denver cops should have been prosecuted just for the sake of prosecuting them. Let them get a taste of arbitrary power.

    By the by, doesn’t Colorado have civil rights laws? And criminal statutes to enforce them. The woman’s civil rights were violated.

  • You ever seen a car or cash commit a crime of its own volition? If not, then how can any law enforcement charge/sue inanimate objects for anything?

    • Historically suits in rem were intended to deal with contraband. Suppose, for example, that customs detects a chunk of plutonium in a shipping container. They may have no idea who is responsible for it and therefore be unable to attempt to seize it from that person or persons, but they can file suit in rem and seize the plutonium.

  • Regarding the car seizure by Albuquerque outside of the city—sounds like, you know, grand theft auto. Seems to me that the local prosecutor ought to prosecute the cops who seized the car and the people who kept it.

  • California prosecutors have a means to know which cops are dirty. They can make their own database to share among themselves. For this purpose they rely upon their own intuition of when a cop is blowing smoke. A cops name shows up too many times from too many prosecutors, and that cop becomes persona non grata.

    It is working in St. Louis. It is a great end run around crooked police unions and the blue wall who will never let even the most crooked cop get punished. Now the police chief has a way to sideline bad cops.

  • On the HIPAA case, there seemed to be no down side for the cops that violated their oath to uphold the constitution. What’s to discourage them from doing it again?