Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My letter to the NY Times: Strip Search Violates Fourth Amendment

Subject: Strip Search Is Violation of Fourth Amendment
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:14:38 -0400

Re: Justices Approve Strip-Search Use for Any Arrest

Dear Sirs:
What part of "The Right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures..." do the Supreme Court justices not understand? Of course law enforcement officers will WANT to search anyone at any time for any purpose, for by the very nature of their job they hold a cynical view of their fellow men. That is why our Founding Fathers protected us against such outrages. This ruling MUST be nullified at the state level and include prohibiting strip searches at airports by federal officials unless, as the Fourth Amendment requires, a warrant has been issued based "...upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation...".

Patrick Barron

1 comment:

  1. Sir:
    The same could be said for DUI roadblocks and the TSA.
    Probable cause/Reasonable suspiction not fishing expiditions.