Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

Written by John W. Whitehead

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“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.

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