By John W. Whitehead: Please.
Somebody give Attorney General Jeff Sessions a copy of the Constitution.
And while you’re at it, get a copy to President Trump, too. In fact,
you might want to share a copy with the nation’s police officers, as
I have my doubts that any of these individuals—all
of whom swore to uphold and defend the Constitution—have ever read any
of the nation’s founding documents.
Had they actually read and understood the
Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, there
would be no militarized police, no mass surveillance, no police
shootings of unarmed individuals, no SWAT team raids, no tasering of
children, no asset forfeiture schemes or any of the other
government-sanctioned abuses that get passed off as law and order these
Just take the policing crisis in this country, for instance.