Originally Posted by Kilrain
Of course they do, once again, it is inherent and essential for the system to work. If law enforcement wasn't able to selectively enforce laws, the entire system would gridlock and nothing would get done.
It's called discretion and cops have it, prosecutors have it, and judges have it, unless taken away by mandatory sentencing laws.
Also, an unlawful or immoral order is no order at all. That is basic to every person who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, federal or state.