Saturday, August 30, 2008

The 4th Amendment Has left the building

Amendment IV
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

You might notice that. It's the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. You know one of those 27 pesky additions to our governing document to ensure the rights of the people against the powers of the government.

Police executed a search warrant on an RNC protest group and now won't tell them why they did it or what probable cause they had to get the warrant to execute the search. All in the name of national security. And national security is important so we can be free right? Right? Oh wait there's the knock of jackboot thugs at my door. I've got to go.

Funny, didn't hear about any illegally execute searches at the DNC in Denver.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If there was a warrant, why was it not posted or provided to the occupants as required by law.

When the officer conducts the search the officer must give a copy of the warrant and, when
property or things are taken, a receipt therefor (specifying it in detail) to the person in whose
possession the premises or the property or things taken were found; or, in the absence of any
person, the officer must leave such copy of the warrant and receipt in the place where the property
or things were found. Such delivery of a copy of the warrant shall constitute service.