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The Exclusionary Rule’s Hidden Costs

28th February 2009

Read it.

If law enforcement officials break the law, fine, punish them. But don’t “punish” them by letting criminals off the hook; that “cure” is worse than the disease.

When people see criminals escape without punishment on technicalities, they lose respect for the law, and either give up and cease to resist crime, or take their own steps to prevent and punish it. Neither is characteristic of a civilized society.

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