Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Boston Discovers some of their Rights

The Boston Globe is reporting that the cops are having a problem in Boston. . . It seems their plan for warrantless searches of homes where the owners let them in is getting a bit of opposition from the civilians in the area. For some unknown reason the people seem to be against having cops come into their house and search their kids rooms for guns based on tips the cops got on the street or from school. They have been trying to get this program going since December, this is the third failed attempt.

Gee, I can’t see why anyone would be against the cops coming into my house to search for guns without a warrant or an promises they won’t arrest my kid, get me tossed out of public housing for having a gun or possibly using what they see on the way to the kids room to get a real search warrant to toss the whole house. . . . can you?

And the cops are surprised about this why? I guess they thought the brain washing was done better and the sheep would just go BAAA and take it. Maybe, just maybe folks are starting to wake up to what it means to have rights and not let the government walk all over us. You can hear the liberals that came up with this insane idea gnashing their teeth about it already. . . "I would say that the police commissioner has been a bit surprised by those that are not in favor, We're genuinely trying to save lives." said Elaine Driscoll, spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department.

They don’t get it. . . Government should not be doing this and the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable search and seizure says it is unconstitutional. Now they are trying to do an end run around the 4th by saying “we were invited in to the home so no warrant is needed”. That is all well and good but just wait until they use what the see in the house to get a warrant and come back to search the rest of the home on the owner, like it or not. The community is right in fighting this government intrusion. Good for them. I hope they keep fighting it. I also hope they fight all the harder when the city forces it down their throats like it will, just give them time. I hope the ACLU is watching this; they could be useful for once if they would help these people. . . .

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