To Orwell Today,
Please include on your site the fact that the supreme court has ordained "no knock" police searches:
Supreme Court Backs No-Knock Police Searches, Fox News, June 15, 2006
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police armed with a warrant can enter homes and seize evidence even if they don't knock, a huge victory for the government and law enforcement agencies.
The 5-4 ruling was decided by the two new members, Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, and signals the court's conservative shift following the departure of Sandra Day O'Connor.
The case tested previous court rulings that police armed with warrants generally must knock and announce themselves or they run afoul of the Constitution's Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches.
Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, said Detroit police acknowledge violating that rule when they called out their presence at a man's door then went inside three seconds to five seconds later. "Whether that preliminary misstep had occurred or not, the police would have executed the warrant they had obtained, and would have discovered the gun and drugs inside the house," Scalia wrote.
Did you notice how these black-robed judges describe police "running afoul of the Constitution's 4th Amendment ban on unreasonable searches" as a mere "preliminary misstep"?
Yes, "1984" is on its way:
"...Something crashed on to the bed behind Winston's back. The head of a ladder had been thrust through the window and had burst in the frame. Someone was climbing through the window. There was a stampede of boots up the stairs. The room was full of solid men in black uniforms, with iron shod boots on their feet and truncheons in their hands..."
with Orwell's picture of the future being:
"a boot stomping on a human face - forever."
All the best,
20.Thought Police and 34.Ministry of Love and 37.We Are the Dead and 38.Cellars and 42.The Party Tells 'Why' and POLICE ARE DOGS IN ANIMAL FARM
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