Anti-unionism in Michigan and police trampling on our rights
Number of issues to get to:
I. In Michigan the Republican controlled state government changed union laws to reduce a source of funding from unions to Democrats, in order to ensure they retain a hold on their power. This is supposedly for workers, but actually it is for their big corporate donors who want to destroy unions in the state of Michigan in order to severely weaken wages. Reminds you of Wisconsin and Gov. Scott Walker, doesn't it?
II. Milwaukee (WI) Police Officer Richard Schoen, who repeatedly punched a woman in the back of a police cruiser, has his job back. Ironically he got his job back because of a union. While I favor union rights, police unions are the one union I am strongly opposed, because their political power leads to us citizens being less free. Police unions have created special appeal rights for cops who are fired, as what happened in the case of Schoen.
By the way, you might remember Michael Vagnini, the Milwaukee cop who seems to have a fetish of searching the anal cavities of pretty much anyone he suspects in a crime. Laws, what laws! Don't people know that police are above the law! They all must think they are Judge Dredd. Of course this was in regards to a search for drugs, because if we are to ensure people don't ever get high on marijuana, we have to do street anal cavity searches.
III. A Federal Judge has ruled it is Constitutional and legal for police to go to your private property and put cameras on it without a warrant, and obviously without permission. (By the way, if you secretly record police in Massachusetts, you will be arrested. This being an obvious violation of free speech/press rights to investigate governmental wrongdoing which includes the police.)
Unfortunately, the 4th Amendment prohibition on "unreasonble search and seizure" is limited and does not technically cover your land farther away from your dwelling. But, this is an obvious point that a federal judge upholding a drug conviction should have known, there is a law against trespassing.
The government/police can't trespass, especially when there are no tresspassing signs, everywhere on your property! Just another example of how the War on Drugs makes a mockery of our rights. I have many more examples, to write about, unfortunately.