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DC asking citizens to VOLUNTEER to a search

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Shovelhead, Mar 12, 2008.

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  1. Shovelhead

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    http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0308/503244.html

    More on the link
     
  2. 41magsnub

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    D.C. officials plan to ask residents to submit to voluntary searches of their homes in exchange for amnesty if illegal guns or drugs are found.

    The "Safe Homes Initiative" will begin March 24th in the Washington Highlands area of southeast Washington and will later expand to other neighborhoods. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says the the program is aimed at residents who want to cooperate with police. She gave the example of parents who know or suspect their children have guns in the home.

    The program is among several the District has aimed at combatting gun crimes.

    Officers will go door-to-door asking residents for permission to search their homes.
     
  3. takhtakaal

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    Maybe they should lump in the 4th along with the 2nd when Heller v. DC gets heard by SCOTUS.

    DC seems to think that they're running a plantation or something.
     
  4. Sapanther

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    and if ya say no ... what will happen ... placed on another list
     
  5. Noxx

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    I have nothing to say about this suitable for this site. We are really not in Kansas anymore.
     
  6. Nobody's_Hero

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    I think they're trying to get rid of all the guns before the Heller decision. I guess the mentality of the DC police department is that if everyone gets rid of their guns and then the ban is overturned, people won't think it is worth the hassle to go out and buy new guns.

    That's just my theory, but I think they're sweating in the kingdom of columbia.
     
  7. Patrick_Henry

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    And so liberty dies with but a whimper...
     
  8. takhtakaal

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    I imagine that saying no will constitute probable cause, huh?

    Maybe they'll get away with it in the spring on a rainy day when the Potomac starts to rise a little. Wouldn't want to have a Katrina situation in DC, now would we?
     
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    They are doing the same Boston Ma. Bunch of commies
     
  10. Cougfan2

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    Just give up your rights. It's for the Children! :barf:
     
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    Next they are going to require citizens to "voluntarily" house police officers in their homes. After all its for the children...
     
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    Are residents supposed to hang up a sign indicating whether or not they want to cooperate with the police? Sounds to me like a good way to identify those who don't want to cooperate with the police state. The excuse given is weak to say the least. If parents suspect guns are illegally in the home, they can already call the police and ask them to come search for them, so why do we need a program to accomplish what we already have?
     
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    Permission to search?

    No, but you can kiss steve before you go....
     
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  14. Wineoceros

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    What? The DCPD doesn't have a phone that people can call when they want their kids' rooms searched?
     
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    Hey it would be a chance to make a rare 3A dispute before SCOTUS :p
     
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    Retired East German Stasi officers are laughing themselves silly.
     
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    takhtakaal, My thought exactly. If you say no will they just bull their way in or come back with a warrant??:cuss:
     
  18. Wineoceros

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    Not unless they can find a judge who doesn't want to keep being a judge.
     
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    I wonder what will happen when a minor answers the door and is asked for permission for the house / apartment to be searched?

    What if the wife / girlfriend says "Yes", but the husband / boyfriend says "No"?

    This is a case of the police overstepping their bonds in an attempt to keep the people enslaved!!

    Luke
     
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    Didn't we discuss this at length about three years ago?
     
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    My answer would involve a physical impossibility, the description of which would not be suitable for family reading.
     
  23. Well Regulated

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    What's good for the Goose...

    An informant told me that Cathy Lanier has unlawful NFA and destructive devices in her house and kiddie porn on her home computer. I say that she volunteer's her house for all the citizens of the District of Columbia to inspect.
     
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    you guys might wanna chill and if you live near by follow along when the go through the highlands. it should be a hoot. thats my old neighborhood and they are laughing as hard as you guys are worrying. the cops aren't popular down there.... at all
     
  25. Shovelhead

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    I have no doubt that won't be many (if any) takers.......

    It amazes me that they have the audacity to even suggest this as an avenue they plan to persue.

    I work in SW DC and live in Arlington, Va. (but not for too much longer)
     
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