Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday that the police tactic known as “stop and frisk” is an important tool when used right.
Comey told the panel that police who search citizens without stating the reason should explain after the encounter why they decided to do so.
The tactic has been struck down in some courts as a form of racial profiling, but Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for its return.
In other words, according to this top law enforcement official who allows felons to escape justice, massive violations of the Fourth Amendment are permissible so long as the cops tell the victim after they search him they were looking for a gun or drugs.
So much for that oath he took.
Let’s review the amendment again:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Donald’s with Comey.
“I think stop-and-frisk, in New York City, it was so incredible the way it worked. And, we had a very good mayor. But New York City was incredible the way that worked. So I think that would be one step you could do,” he told Fox News.
It’s obvious we no longer live in a constitutional republic.
Stop-and-frisk is the hallmark of a police state.