Basic eighth-grade civics tells us legislators write the laws and police enforce them. But what happens when the police simply make up laws to punish people who question their authority or stand up for their rights?
Enter Phil Letten, Ken Anderson, and two lawsuits the ACLU is filing on their behalf to protect citizens from the police state.
It's time we put this practice to an end. The police need to fight real crime, not punish law-abiding citizens who stand up for their rights.
If you have been retaliated against for speaking out against authority, don't give up. Contact the ACLU. And please support Phil Letten and Ken Anderson as they stand up for the basic freedoms that distinguish a free country from a police state.
By Dan Korobkin and Jessie Rossman, ACLU of Michigan staff attorneys