Saturday, November 17, 2007

Officials To Monitor Reaction To Gun Confiscation Invasiveness

How else to explain such an asinine, high profile city wide poor neighborhood program? It seems to be social engineering, floating a stupid idea to demand invasive searches ostensibly to "make streets safer". The cops "will leave if they're denied permission to enter the house" and if guns are found "they won't charge the kid with posession".
Yeah right.
This isn't to get guns off the street, it's a trial balloon to gauge public response.

"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."


Anonymous nick z. said...

Uh, btw, we can skip Beacon Hill and the other high-class neighborhoods, after all, kids from wealthy families aren't mixed up with violent gangs, illegal drugs or other criminal activities.

18/11/07 5:02 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Yes Nick I have a funny feeling they'll be knocking on doors demanding to search Roshanda and DeShawn's bedrooms and not Heather and Hunter's.

18/11/07 6:40 AM  

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