U.S. citizens are held to the traditional rule that ignorance of the law is no excuse, but in Heien v. North Carolina, a police officer is excused of this rule as he made a mistake in law.
While the U.S. spends an excessive $51 billion annually on the war on drugs, the failed drug war has evolved into a war against our liberties.
On June 2, 2015, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015, H.R.2048, became law that aimed to reform government surveillance authorities since the USA Patriot Act.
As the number of disturbing police encounters continues to rise, it is important to know your rights when you encounter them. Following the law doesn’t guarantee that the police will respect your rights, however, your rights will enable you to avoid any legal entanglements of your own....