Tuesday, September 17, 2013

POLICE: "SHUT UP OR GET TICKETED" VERMONT TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS DISPUTE

POLICE: "SHUT UP OR GET TICKETED" VERMONT TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS DISPUTE

The ACLU believes that the officers violated MacIver's Fourth Amendment rights in pulling him over for no reason and his First Amendment rights when the officer told him to "shut up or get ticketed". Police initially argued that their video showed a violation, but then conceded later he was wrong and the man apparently committed no crime. Now the police are left to fight off MacIver and the ACLU.