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One in five reporters hyphenate one-in-five.

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High Court to decide if police can enter your home and steal from you

Everyone knows stealing is wrong. It’s one of the few moral principles observed across cultures and history. It’s so deeply ingrained that our children often know not to steal by the time they enter kindergarten.

So, you’d think police would know too. But according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, you’d be wrong. Applying a judge-made doctrine called “qualified immunity,” the court held that California police who stand accused of stealing $225,000 cannot be sued because they never were told specifically that stealing money from people’s homes violates the Constitution.

Such an opinion is outrageous. The nonprofit Institute for Justice recently filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in and do away with qualified immunity. The high court will decide whether to take the case on May 15.

The theft case is Jessop v. City of Fresno. It involves two business partners, Micah Jessop and Brittan Ashjian, who operated and serviced ATMs. Suspecting that the men were operating an illegal gambling business, Fresno police searched their homes and other property.

The officers did not discover any criminal activity, and neither man was charged with a crime. But after the police left, Micah and Brittan discovered criminal activity by the officers. They had taken more than $200,000 in rare coins and cash, including currency kept on hand to restock ATMs.

Micah and Brittan filed a lawsuit, arguing that police had violated the Fourth Amendment by stealing their money. But the trial court held that police were immune from liability. The Ninth Circuit agreed, holding that even if stealing money from a person’s home violates the Constitution—an issue the court declined to decide—qualified immunity shields the officers from accountability.

Created by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982, qualified immunity was a drastic departure from the historical standards of government accountability. Starting at the founding of the United States, courts held government officials strictly liable for their unlawful acts.
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John Jovino, Oldest Gun Shop in NYC Closes Permanently

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Tht's a shame. It looks like one-stop-shopping for cops. Look next door.

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Very nice, but the nurses and doctors were working pro bono.
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Witness wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:54 am
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Have they spotted a black three year old with a white doll?
Yep, you totally outsmarted me ~ Wildcat.

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Hotarubi wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:58 am
Witness wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:54 am
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Have they spotted a black three year old with a white doll?
No, they're pretty nice generally, unless you're a hard working Mexican drug dealer. That piece of war machinery is an example of what they spend their massive amounts of drug seizure money on.
https://www.newswest9.com/article/text/ ... fb18ad2cee

That particular photo shows their SWAT team responding to a local bar protesting the Covid closure.
https://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/ ... to-reopen/

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The two guys with guns are way too fat! for such young men.

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