Thursday, June 22, 2006
TheAgitator.com: Scholar Cited by Scalia in Hudson Not So Thrilled to Have Been Cited by Scalia: Comments
Why doesn't Professor Sam Walker sue the crap out of Scalia for attributing to him the exact opposite of what he said, in official court documents, no less?
TheAgitator.com: Scholar Cited by Scalia in Hudson Not So Thrilled to Have Been Cited by Scalia: Comments:
"Scholar Cited by Scalia in Hudson Not So Thrilled to Have Been Cited by Scalia
Actually, 'not so thrilled' is putting it mildly.
I just spoke with Prof. Sam Walker, one of the most respected criminologists in the country, and an expert on police tactics and procedures. Justice Scalia cites Walker in his opinion in Hudson, quoting him directly on page 12:
There have been 'wide-ranging reforms in the education, training, and supervision of police officers.' S. Walker, Taiming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice 1950-1990, p. 51 (1993).
Scalia preceded the Walker cite with this thesis sentence:
Another development over the past half-century that deters civil rights violations is the increasing professionalismof police forces, including a new emphasis on internal discipline."
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