"Police Officers Are Legally Allowed To Lie To You"

by Chris Bodenner

Reason's Tim Cavanaugh sits down with Steve Silverman to discuss how to deal with cops trying to search your stuff. Another money quote from Silverman:

The Fourth Amendment is not just some ball and chain around a policeman's ankle.... The Bill of Rights is actually, I would argue, a template for good policing. It requires officers to actually have evidence to search someone, so they're not wasting their time spreading large nets.... I think an officer should feel a sense of embarrassment asking someone to consent to a search when they otherwise have no actual probable cause to search someone.

(Hat tip: Scott Morgan)