No Warrant Needed


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CannibalCrowley
March 27, 2004, 11:28 PM
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that police don't need a warrant if they're searching a home "for their safety." This sets a dangerous precedent for ushering us into a full bore police state.

Read for more info (http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louisiana/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?n3257_BC_LA--5thCircuit-Search&&news&newsflash-louisiana)

I just noticed that this was already posted in another thread. It won't let me delete it so here's the other one http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73374

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jobu07
March 27, 2004, 11:35 PM
"This decision is the latest roll-back of safeguards to protect the people from being at the mercy of a police state," said Joe Cook, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana. "Allowing law enforcement to search homes without probable cause or any warrant makes a dramatic and dangerous departure from one of our most fundamental American freedoms."

I suppose this is one of the few times i'll agree with the ACLU. And leave it to the still French controlled New Orleans to come up with a ruling like this....:rolleyes: I think that something like this would end up at the Supreme Court and reversed rather readily.

pax
March 28, 2004, 02:11 AM
Closed as a duplicate.

If you'd like to discuss this, please follow the second link in CannibalCrawley's post.

Thanks,

pax

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