Check Points, the 4th Amendment and the Militarization of Public Spaces

(MintPress) – The mass proliferation of police checkpoints across America is slowly but markedly eroding civil liberties under the guise of national security and drug interdiction operations. Since 9/11, the U.S. border patrol maintains 71 checkpoints, 32 of them permanent near the U.S.-Mexico border. However, legal rights advocates note the creeping militarization of checkpoints, sometimes […]