There are so many things wrong with this, I don’t hardly know where to begin:
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.
The program, which is already raising questions about civil liberties, is based on the premise that parents are so fearful of gun violence and the possibility that their own teenagers will be caught up in it that they will turn to police for help, even in their own households.
In the next two weeks, Boston police officers who are assigned to schools will begin going to homes where they believe teenagers might have guns. The officers will travel in groups of three, dress in plainclothes to avoid attracting negative attention, and ask the teenager’s parent or legal guardian for permission to search. If the parents say no, police said, the officers will leave.
If officers find a gun, police said, they will not charge the teenager with unlawful gun possession, unless the firearm is linked to a shooting or homicide.
The program was unveiled yesterday by Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis in a meeting with several community leaders. Police To Search For Guns In Homes
This is supposed to be “ok” since they’re “ask permission” of the parents. Yeah, right. Warrantless searches and gun confiscation because we’re the police and we get to decide for you.
Why do these morons still believe that they are “protecting us” as they trample upon our civil liberties? (that’s a rhetorical question). The truth is, they don’t believe it, and they have no intentions of protecting our liberties and are doing everything they can to usher in the police state.
“This isn’t evidence that we’re going to present in a criminal case,” said Davis, who met with community leaders yesterday to get feedback on the program. “This is a seizing of a very dangerous object. . . .
The only dangerous object in question here is the armed thugs going around dictating and deciding who’s still got the right to privacy, gun ownership, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Boston police officials touted the success of the St. Louis program’s first year, when 98 percent of people approached gave consent and St. Louis police seized guns from about half of the homes they searched.
And I bet crime rates didn’t go down one iota, but I’m guessing here. Too disgusted to look them up.
But the number of people who gave consent plunged in the next four years, as the police chief who spearheaded the effort left and department support fell, according to a report published by the National Institute of Justice.
These morons still believe that guns are the cause of violence and that simply taking them away will make everyone “law abiding”. Good little citizen-slaves who will just line right up to the coming slaughter as intended.
I’m no advocate of teenage violence (of any type), but invading peoples homes in the sheer hope of finding a gun, that might have been linked to a crime is grasping at straws. It will lead to wrongful charges, planted guns, pissed off parents and shootings of cops by parents and teenagers. And it won’t do a damned thing to stop violence.