A year ago I wrote about the strange case of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in Texas searching a property for a mass grave on the word of a psychic. As I said then, the case illustrated how the warrant requirement is functionally meaningless when judges become a mere rubber-stamp for law enforcement warrant demands, no matter how transparently ridiculous.
This week the other shoe has dropped — the homeowners who were searched have sued — and Scott Greenfield at Simple Justice has the story and apt commentary. The warrant application hasn't turned up yet, but it sure sounds like the cops knew that they were seeking a warrant based on . . . well, hear for yourself:
“They up front asked me how I got the information, and I am a reverend. I am a prophet and I get my information from Jesus and the angels, and I told them that I had 32 angels with me and they were giving me the information and then it went from there,” she said.
Whatever you do, please do not let things like this erode your faith in the good judgment and testimonial veracity of law enforcement. Only bad citizens harbor such doubts.
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