Here’s how it works in practice:
Call to police: “I’m concerned about my neighbor.”
Gives reasons, almost anything will do.
Police swoop in, take away guns and the person to an institution.
I’m not though. What you said is how it SHOULD work. But Florida’s got some of the strongest powers I’ve seen with this stuff.
It’s not a subtle distinction though. In the court of public opinion, guilty-until-proven-innocent is how it goes.
Now take court of public opinion, add police powers.
Remove the COUNTER-ACTING force which is our courts, which flips human nature on its ear and says, “innocent-until-proven-guilty”.
What you get is a police state operating on whim and gossip.
It’s not the what, it’s the how.
Police in some states can strip a car bare due to suspicion and walk away. Probable cause? What’s that? Belief?
here’s a lot to complain about and that’s part of how it works. All parts play a part. Media plays a part. (it’s in the Constitution), Different shells of govt, citizen vs law enforcing, community values vs individual rights, etc.
It’s an amazing system, Always broken but we usually muddle through.
Lawmakers expanded police immunity since the 1980s. What other group self investigates?
It is for us to decide though. It’s a slow process but it’s there.
There’s layers though.
Example: My old hometown FB page is having a big debate about a guy who does religious stuff on school grounds during the summer. Karens call cops on him and cops say “Leave him be”.
Now, the school board DOES have the authority to make NEW restrictions to keep him off. That changes what the police can do.
Bubble that up to city level
Bubble that up to county level.
Bubble that up to state level.
Bubble that up to Federal level.
Bubble that up to Constitution.
All of those layers can make things illegal and have law enforcement work on their behalf.
Within it, there are courts at almost every level but school board.
e walks barefoot and shirtless chanting something. School’s not in session so cops are like “Whatever, Leave him alone.”
But where I’m at now, there’d be a SWAT team. Different areas do different things. Lots of freedoms for local laws or lack.
It’s got broad Democrat and Republican support as it doesn’t affect politicians and their families. I expect Florida or Colorado’s to be the Federal model soon.
It’s a win because nobody thinks they’ll get hit by it and the only folks complaining about it are SJWs like me and libertarians.
You got it. Limits to authority with justification of authority.
It starts with limits to authority then outlines a loose set of guidelines. Founder’s intentions were clearly that these are good enough for all humanity as it has a philosophical basis (and philosophy is supposed to be universal.
Beyond those limits of authority, various grantings of authority are carefully parceled out.