Mass. Court Stupidity
- Saying public confidence in law enforcement must be protected, the state's high court ruled yesterday that police officers can be forced to take lie detector tests during internal investigations into possible criminal activity.
Patrick Bryant, a lawyer who represented the Massachusetts Coalition of Police union, said the SJC has banned the use of lie detectors in the courts and then singles out police officers to be targeted.
"So why would you subject police officers and only police officers, to a technology that is essentially bogus?" he asked.
Essentially, what the Massachusetts Supreme Court has done, is opened up their police officers to discipline based on a discredited technology that isn't even allowed to be used against any other citizen in the Commonwealth. Less rights for them just because they're the police.
Granted, Massachusetts is about the most liberal state in the nation. Until Obama made it to the Senate, John Kerry was ranked the most liberal senator with Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy being distant second. But we have a hard time imagining signing away due process rights simply because you want to serve and protect.
We wonder what their hiring numbers have been lately.
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