Theocratic judge and bad cop reinstated
Issues in the News
I. A Philadelphia Police Lt. was fired for striking a woman who he believed had squirted water on him during a parade. He was wrong, even if she was the one who had actually did it. If you aren't aware, police are essentially held above the law.
Jonathan Josey was fired from his job on the Philly force but reinstated with full back pay and rank. Why are the police not held accountable? Why do we allow it? Why do we tolerate it?
II. A judge in Tennessee ordered the first name of a child to be changed from Messian to Martin. The judge stated, "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ."
Frankly, I don't care if a parent wants to name their child Messiah, though it is not a name, I would name a child. But a judge shouldn't be using her position to force her theocratic views on everyone else. If the judge doesn't like us being a secular republic, she should move to some theocracy, like Iran.
III. Remember those illegal anal cavity searches by Milwaukee police that resulted in convictions of officers? Of course these searches were for drugs, because nothing tears away at our civil and constitutional rights as the war on drugs. Yes, it was a shock they were even prosecuted.
But, not all the convictions based on those illegal arrests will result in those convicted released. Even though every conviction was based on a 4th Amendment violation. The judge didn't want the perceived intregity of the system challenged.
IV. This video of a Los Angeles area officer is the worst example I have ever seen of a cop being unprofessional. She is angry because the driver stopped does not agree to waive his 4th Amendment rights. In fact, the cop states she would conduct an illegal search, even if all what she possibly finds is thrown out by a court.
A knowingly illegal act is a crime and should be subject to immediate firing. This officer won't be fired because once again, cops are above the law.
Of course if you want to hold police responsible and support rational drug policy, please support the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.