Jeezus Kerrreyst…. Clearly some of the individuals involved need to be put in handcuffs and dropped into the swampy morass that is the Louisiana justice system but the teacher is not in that group….
The question: Can federal officers conduct a search that is prohibited under New Hampshire law, then turn over the evidence to state police so that state prosecutors can file charges in state court?
Answer: Not without spitting on the laws of the country and state they are operating in.
Not sure why this would be surprising to anyone…
District Court Judge Thomas Rappa is considering whether to dismiss state drug charges against 16 people stopped at federal Border Patrol immigration checkpoints on Interstate 93 in Woodstock in August and September.
Three Border Patrol canine handlers testified they had legal grounds to conduct a search of the vehicles involved. Because the amount of contraband was below Border Patrol guidelines for prosecution, the handlers said the materials were handed over to Woodstock police.
Gilles Bissonnette, legal director of the NH American Civil Liberties Union, said the Border Patrol could have brought charges in federal court, but chose not to. In choosing to delegate to the Woodstock Police Department, Border Patrol should have followed state law — which would have required search warrants, he said.
Bissonnette told Rappa that what the state was trying to say that the entire state of New Hampshire — because all of it is within the 100-mile zone in which Border Patrol has authority — is subject to warrantless searches.
Because the new-orwellian American leadership does not give a shit about your rights or individual liberties. They want personal profit and privilege and ideals like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unwanted complications.
Buckle up kids, the Party of small government and personal liberty is buying and selling the right to control every aspect of your life. For personal profit.
The selection is limited. And expensive.
…When there were five vendors, 77 books were available for purchase and 24 of the titles were coloring books.
Let’s just be honest here, as a society we have given up on reforming individuals and chosen to incarcerate as many people as possible for as long as possible in conditions that guarantee recidivism and exclusion from opportunities for change and reform so that a select few can make an ungodly amount of money from the system.