244 Blog Posts From the John Carr Tag


The failure of the exclusionary rule

Many years ago the Supreme Court created the exclusionary rule in an attempt to discourage violations of constitutional rights. With the rise of car travel and the war on drugs, it’s clear the rule has failed. Thenewspaper.com calls attention to a recent court decision. Driving along I-40 Deputy Leonard R. Armijo glanced in his rear […]

A one night vacation

Nine police officers in Lakeland, Florida lost one or two shifts as punishment for dangerous driving and tampering with evidence. The only reason they’re in any trouble at all is they blew past an employee of the state Attorney General’s office. Nobody was supposed to know. The Lakeland officers inserted full memory cards in their […]

What are you in for?

A recent decision of the Massachusetts Appeals Court gave us the first murder conviction for a death caused by an accidental car crash in Massachusetts. The defendant, who had a suspended license, took off when stopped by Brockton police. During the chase he drove at 50 to 60 miles per hour on city streets, ran […]

Who do you trust?

An article from Utah brought back memories. A man left Wells, Nevada one step ahead of the law and moved his scam to a new state. His scam was, seemed like everybody who stopped at his service station needed new tires. I might have been one of his victims. Or not. I’ll never know if […]

They did their job too well

A small town replaced its police force because officers were ticketing residents. Utica, Indiana (poulation 800) is a suburban enclave within the city of Jeffersonville. It used to have 10 police officers, mostly volunteers, with the Sheriff for backup. 800 people, 10 officers, and too many stop signs. Nobody said so on camera. Behind the […]