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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-05 09:47 AM
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38. That will backfire on us - big time.
In the facts of the case, there was a search warrant and the search was done by a female on a female.

In many previous cases, drug dealers have been known to have hidden drugs on a small child, even in a baby's diaper.

If we try to use this, we will be made to look hopelessly naive.

If you create a class of people who are completely immune from search, then the criminals will use those of the immune class that are under their control as hiding places for contraband. That is why even elderly grannies are scanned at airports.

Drug dealer to partner: "Hey, man. Did you hear the news? Cops can't search little kids at all now. It might scare the kid and hurt his feelings. All we gotta do is hide the drugs on little Jimmy and tell the cops to "F* Off".

Terrorist to partner: "Have you read? Older people will not be checked at airports at all now. It is too much of an indignity to the old ones. My grandmother is senile. We can hide the guns on her and take a plane. Then we take guns off her and take over the plane."

Do we really want to go before the American public and appear to be so naive?
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