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article imageNo Warrant? No Problem in Boston

By Bob Norman     Nov 18, 2007 in Crime
The Boston Police are starting a new program designed to help take guns off the streets. Officers can now search the bedrooms of youth without that nasty need for a warrant. Now all they need is Mommy's permission.
The Boston Massachusetts police force has started a new effort to get guns off the street. They're asking parents in high crime areas to allow them to search their children's rooms without first getting a warrant. The parents permission would be enough to allow the search and seizure.
The program, which according to the Boston Globe is already raising concerns over privacy rights, is based on the premise that scared parents are willing to give up their childrens' rights if it helps make their neighborhoods more secure.
As the Boston Globe reports: "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."
Police say that the child won't be charged with possession of the weapon unless it's linked to a homicide or robbery.
If your child has a weapon in their room, take it away. Why does a parent need the police unless the child is threatening them? Give up your rights and you'll have less of them to worry about. Be a parent to your child and you shouldn't ever end up in the position of having the police play nanny.
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