Rolling Back Freedoms

Here we go. Police in Lousiana no longer need warrants to search your home. A quote from the article:

New Orleans Police Department spokesman Capt. Marlon Defillo said the new power will go into effect immediately and won’t be abused.

“We have to have a legitimate problem to be there in the first place, and if we don’t, we can’t conduct the search,” Defillo said.

I think we’re all getting a feel for how this works, and when the spokesman says “This power won’t be abused”, that is code for “This power will definitely be abused.” So apparently, any police officer can now say “I’m scared” and then come into your house without a warrant. Very nice. Maybe I should rethink my rhetoric about how great it would be to move to Crowley LA.

Via newsfromme.

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