In a travesty of justice that furthers the cause of police being able to do whatever they want, the Supreme Court has ruled that your 4th amendment rights don’t matter if the cops are ignorant.
In an 8-1 decision in the case of Heien v. North Carolina, SCOTUS ruled that a violation of the 4th amendment is perfectly acceptable if the violation results from a “reasonable mistake about the law” on the part of police.
What constitutes a reasonable mistake? Whatever the police say constitutes a reasonable mistake.
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