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Monday, April 16, 2012

Illinois Court Blocks Forced Blood Draw from Motorists

Sadly, some states have passed laws authorizing forced blood draws. The 'Vampire Cops' are just another nasty extension of the militarized police state.
Second highest court in Illinois denies police right to use force to draw blood from drivers. An increasing number of states allow police to use any level of force needed to take blood from a motorist accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). In Ohio and Texas this procedure is explicitly authorized by statute. In Washington, the state Supreme Court decided to sanction the practice on its own authority. Last Tuesday, the Illinois Court of Appeals was unwilling to take that extreme step.
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