In Hudson v. Michigan, Justice Scalia argued that the exclusionary rule was unnecessary because of "[a]nother development over the past half-century that deters civil-rights violations," namely, "the increasing professionalism of police forces, including a new emphasis on internal police discipline." In the past couple of days, we have the following examples of the "new police professionalism"
- A hernia post-op patient was thrown into jail and denied his pain medication;
- A Knoxville police officer threw away evidence in a criminal case in exchange for oral sex;
- The lead investigator in the Duke lacrosse case not only framed the Duke students, he also regularly intimidates defense witnesses.
If this is what Scalia considers to be professional, then what does he consider unprofessional?