The Fourth Amendment Alliance, Inc.

Civil rights define American freedom. So violations of civil rights must be rebuked and disavowed. Then we can restore civility to American society.

Civil rights violations are about the Constitution. Read it, especially the Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments.

The handful of cases you have seen in the news represent a much larger problem. Everyone is concerned about the few, though highly visible, civil rights violations that result in deaths because any death is regrettable. However, there is a greater need for reform over the huge number of civil rights violations that involve arrests that violate the "right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures".

Every year our 700,000+ law enforcement officers process over 10,000,000 arrests, and tens of thousands of citizens have time and money stolen by unlawful violations of civil rights that result in festering injustice, mistrust and ill will toward police and courts. Too often courts fail to provide justice and restitution for clear civil rights violations, because police officers illegitimately claim "qualified immunity" and/or "lawful purpose" for unacceptable actions. Video is helping to expose these injustices, so we need more video, to help courts to be honest about violations.

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The 4th Amendment to the Constitution:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

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Respect for civil rights on our streets. Truth and justice in our courts. These are reasonable expectations.

We can fix it easily and almost immediately, and we must.

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The entirety of human history has taught us that civil society requires structure, laws and law enforcement. And protecting "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" matters to all citizens.  That is why we have police, courts and jails.

We need laws and law enforcement...with some minor updates so that law enforcement is anchored in respect for the highest law - Constitutional civil rights.

As the proverb says: "Fix the problem, not the blame."

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"The Court's jurisprudence, I am concerned, sets the balance too heavily in favor of police unaccountability to the detriment of Fourth Amendment protection."  - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, concurring in DC v Wesby, 138 SC 577, 594 (2018)

We can correct it in an instant, and we must. So we have issued The Supreme Court Challenge. Legislatures must act too.

 

The Fourth Amendment Alliance, "4A", is a 501(c)(3) educational public charity, dedicated to promotion and protection of the civil rights of citizens, particularly those written into the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.

On the pages of this site you can find your civil rights, excerpts from the Constitution and Federal Law that protect you. You can also look closely at some types of civil rights violations to observe what happened, and see what needs to change to prevent future violations, to fix the imperfections. We also explore how best to protect professional police officers so that all officers can do the job while respecting civil rights.

You can participate. Do at least two of these things:

[1] Sign up and JOIN in the effort.

[2] SHARE the Constitution's 4th Amendment with friends and family, and help more Americans know their civil rights. Send a link to this site, if that is easy for you.

[3] DONATE  As the old adage says, "If you can do something, do it. If you cannot, support those who can."   The amount isn't important. Just show you understand, care, and support the mission.

 

The US Constitution and the rights of citizens it established must be restored and protected if America is to persevere as an exceptional nation.

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