Simon wasn’t convinced by the prosecution’s arguments that police received consent from the rental company to conduct a search.
Police found a loaded .44 revolver and a package containing a kilogram of cocaine in the rental car.
Simon told Bonner, “That evidence is not appropriate to introduce at trial against you.’’
If the government appeals, Bonner may remain on federal supervision. If they decide to not appeal, the charges will be thrown out. The judge asked all parties involved to check back with him in three months for an update on his case.
The rule of law in America still applies. Although it’s likely that Bonner was involved in gang activity, the nature of the search conducted against him was unconstitutional nonetheless.
However, the acts of possessing guns and drugs should not be treated as inherently criminal as current laws do.
Instead, law enforcement should focus on tackling gang activity that exclusively involves actual crimes such as murder, theft, and fraud. This is why criminal justice reform is a must.