WSJ: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste


The Wall Street Journal has a piece on common sense in our nation’s security. My emphasis added…

If this sounds like legalistic language, it is. Indeed, a quick Web search was a reminder that this language is adapted from Terry v. Ohio, a landmark Supreme Court case in 1968 that determined when Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches allows the police to frisk civilians or conduct traffic stops. In other words, foreign terrorists have somehow now been granted Fourth Amendment reasonableness rights that courts intended to protect Americans being searched by the local police. Thus was Abdulmutallab allowed on the airplane with his explosives.

Read more via L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com.

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