Police deliberately crash truck into car, and then steal car -- in order to search it.

Drug WarRant discusses this incident that even I almost find unbelievable... Okay, they use the word "tap," and not unfairly. But my use of the word "crash" has as much or more connection to reality than the word "conspiracy" has had in many drug cases that have put minor drug offenders in prison for decades. And even bumper taps have a small but non-zero chance of causing medical complications including death. I think all the police officers involved in this should be permanently banned from working in law enforcement or even private security. They have absolutely no reasonable concept of what constitutes responsible behavior with respect to the lives of other people. Or they had an incredibly poor judgment lapse, same difference.
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Lock Your Car and Take the Keys

Wow! This puts an entirely new slant on police-state defense tactics.

The new rule is going to be ‘Lock your car and take the keys with you in all traffic stop situations.’

A high tech solution might be the new digital remote entry door locking/unlocking system where you carry an RFID card in your wallet that allows your car to be opened or started only when you’re near it.

But then I suppose a cop posing as a mugger could run up to you while you are talking to the highway cop, beat you up in front of the cop, steal your wallet or keys, and then run over and steal your car anyway.

Ultimately, not so good. Once they’ve stolen your car in a warrantless search scheme and are out of view, the cops are free to plant all the evidence they want—something a valid search warrant is supposed to prevent.

Truly a difficult problem.

wow

wow

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