‘No Knock’ on my sister’s head

In honor of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow police to use evidence obtained in illegal ‘no knock’ searches, I give you Gil Scott Herron‘s 1972 song “No Knock” (1.7 MB MP3).

The 5 to 4 decision broke with the court’s modern tradition of enforcing constitutional limitations on police investigations by keeping improperly obtained evidence out of court. The “exclusionary rule” has been imposed to protect a series of rights, such as the right to remain silent in police custody and the right against warrantless searches.
Washington Post: Court Eases ‘No Knock’ Search Ban, 6/16/06

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