Thursday, June 15, 2006

knock knock

...or just barge right in, if you're the police. The Supreme Court decided that knocking, announcing their arrival, and waiting a reasonable time of 15-20 seconds was a mere technicality and shouldn't render evidence impermissible as long as police officers have a warrant. Oh wait, they don't need a warrant either in some cases.

4 Comments:

Blogger mal said...

we have every right to be concerned. It seems in the interest of "safety" our congress has been passing some shakey legislation. Safety is an illusion at any time. Losing our rights does not change that

Be afraid

7:42 PM  
Blogger Old Man Rich said...

Good God, before you know it some fool will suggest that the police are armed.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Hee hee! I like what Old Man Rich said!

I'm sure glad the police aren't after me. Still, 15-20 seconds? It took me nearly two minutes to get to my door when my foot was broken because my walking cast was such a pain in the ass.

5:58 AM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I don't really trust the police anymore. Having a hispanic husband has given me a lot of reason nopt to. He's been stopped a lot simply because o his race. And when his parents died and we started driving his father's car. the looks he gets from ploice are frieghtening. They're just looking for a reason to stop him. Police often do things that are illegal in routine traffic stops, and who's to say they're not doing the same when they search your house? Dd you know that they're not supposed to ask you if you know how fast you were going? If they do, DON'T ANSWER. Just smile and hand over your liscence and registration. If they continue to ask questions, tell them that you can't respond without a lawyer present. I really don't think the plice can be trusted anymore. Corruption is everywhere in our government, even down to the lowest levels, and no one seems to care.

8:04 AM  

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