17 November 2007

Police to search for guns in homes

People ask me why I live in Texas. Well, for starters, I'd like to think that a bogus search for guns without a warrant would never happen here.

Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children's bedrooms.
How utterly and completely ridiculous. This is about disarming the public, plain and simple.

Sadly, those in the positions of power in Boston don't agree with a retired Boston cop, who now teaches college:

"I just have a queasy feeling anytime the police try to do an end run around the Constitution," said Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police lieutenant who now teaches criminology at Boston University. "The police have restrictions on their authority and ability to conduct searches. The Constitution was written with a very specific intent, and that was to keep the law out of private homes unless there is a written document signed by a judge and based on probable cause. Here, you don't have that."
What's to keep your neighbors from ratting you out - either to leave you defenseless in your own home or to retaliate against a real or perceived threat? Lord knows my neighbors here have seen me walk in and out of the house with gun bags. Imagine the consequences! This folks, is what you call a slippery slope.
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