Oligarchy: the police and judiciary getting together?

Glen takes note of a case where a man arrested for photographing the police in action was freed. A photographer is within his rights to take pictures where there can be no expectation of privacy by his subjects and a cop acting in public has no pretense for such expectation of privacy.

Graber was harassed, intimidated, illegally arrested, and jailed for an act that clearly wasn’t illegal.

In addition to this, it appears that the search warrant for a raid of his parent’s home was anonymous. That is another phenomena law professor Reynolds notes and relates to another recent case where police confiscated a blogger’s equipment after he posted a rundown on a lost Apple prototype.

Judges shouldn’t have “privacy” regarding judicial acts. They shouldn’t even have immunity. The doctrine of judicial immunity, as I’ve noted before, was created by . . . judges!

It gets to be very dangerous when the police and judiciary start defining their own view about what is proper and what is not, especially when they only look to their own interests.

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