Friday, December 2, 2005

Constitution takes another blow

In the name of keeping us safe from terrorists. A Federal judge ruled that the random subway searches that clearly violate the Constitution are perfectly OK, since someone might be breaking the law.

The judge cited the testimony of police officials who said the search policy might cause terrorists to choose a different target.

"Because the threat of terrorism is great and the consequences of unpreparedness may be catastrophic, it would seem foolish not to rely upon those qualified persons in the best position to know," Berman said.

Because what the police say is far more important than what the Constitution says.

It's one thing when they misinterpret it, but it's insane when they correctly intrepret it, and decide it doesn't matter anyway.

What happens when 'those most qualified' to determine what you are allowed to say get their way?

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