Settled law? Expectation of privacy? Y'see, this is the kind of shit that gives people an 'us and them' mentality towards law enforcement.
Don't fuck with people. Leave them alone.
Yeah, poochie and its handler just happened to be taking a leisurely stroll through the parking lot. Come on. Get real.
|Still finding my way|
And then they can say the dog "hit" on just about anything they want. What would happen if you protested that the dog was just licking his ass when the handler decided to search your property?
I wonder if they also have the K-9's make some training runs through the faculty parking lot at all of local schools and colleges, or maybe the employee parking lot over at the courthouse or county offices, or perhaps where the Dr's and nurses park at the hospital?!
Oh the great training those dogs would get!
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy."
|Still finding my way|
And whenever congress is in session.
The original common sense gun law:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
I think I'm with Para on this one. If they are going to randomly walk their dog in public then do it in the hood instead of the high school parking lot.
When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. The pain is only felt by others. The same thing happens when you're stupid.
|Frangas non Flectes|
That’s the free space on the bingo square.
|Not really from Vienna|
The drug dogs were sniffing lockers at dear old Humble High School way back in the early 1970s. The smart dopers smoked their weed on the way to school in the morning.
LE had a dog at the Trade School I attended back in '99 and 2001. I asked him to find my hall locker as I had been loading tons of ammunition. Its the nitrates and he indeed found my locker. No guns or ammo but my coat from shooting.
Gunpowder residue, would be my guess.
Exactly right- or recently created residue from firing, more accurately. We had a bomb sniffing dog until it passed and one of its expected duties was locating firearms. In fact, his handler had an old Taurus 92 that had been forfeited in a drug case that was converted to training property. A day or two, prior to regular training, the handler would crank off a round at the range to “freshen” it. The dog would locate it easily along with several types of explosive compounds.
"Live every day as if it's going to be your last, and one day, you'll be right.”
Yep. Had a gun rack in the back window of my truck when I was in high school.
Shotgun and a 22 rifle hanging from it.
How's that for redneck? Hahahaha
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
I have to agree with Parabellem here... even though there is no expectation of privacy in a parking lot, I'd say public or private, I think what is inside one's vehicle should be considered private if you can't see it through the window.
Probably cause is just BS .... what is that? a bumper sticker? heck, guy got arrested here in S.C. a few months back because the bird poop on his car tested positive for cocaine... at least the cop said it did.
|Dances with Wiener Dogs|
All this "probable cause" stuff just irks me. According to our Constitution, probable cause is used as the basis for a warrant, NOT a search. The search (according to the 4th Amendment) requires a warrant.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Ayn Rand
“If we relinquish our rights because of fear, what is it exactly, then, we are fighting for?” Sen. Rand Paul
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If so, the "irk" should not be directed at law enforcement, but at the Supreme Court.
It is law enforcement's job to enforce the law.
It is the legislators' job to write the law.
It is the courts' job to interpret and apply the law.
The US Supreme Court are the final arbiters of the constitutionality of a matter. And over the years, the Supreme Court has ruled in a number of cases that there are reasonable and constitutionally valid exceptions to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement, and search warrants are not necessarily required in various situations, such as searches at the border, searches incident to arrest, searches involving exigent circumstances, and also searches of vehicles.
The specific motor vehicle exception to the warrant requirement was first decided by the Supreme Court in 1925's Carroll v. United States and further ruled on in a number of later cases. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that vehicles can be searched based on probable cause, without using that PC to go obtain a search warrant first. (But the same level of justification is needed; probable cause is the standard used for issuing search warrants too.)
If you're interested in learning more, this Wikipedia article has links in the footnotes at the bottom of the webpage to the rulings in 25 or so different Supreme Court cases over the past hundred years involving the constitutionality of warrantless searches of vehicles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...r_vehicle_exception.
In the Louisiana Gun free School Zone Law. 14:95.2
This lets you have a gun in the vehicle
(5) Any constitutionally protected activity which cannot be regulated by the state, such as a firearm contained entirely within a motor vehicle.
And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.
|quarter MOA visionary|
I am sure they can "hit" on command too.
|safe & sound|
We had a local agency that got caught placing/wiping drugs in cars in public places so that they could train their dog without the knowledge of the owners.
As far as schools go, these searches (to my knowledge) only take place on school property which aren't exactly public places. I graduated in 94, and the druggies knew to park on the street and not in one of the parking lots to avoid this.
|British by birth, |
American by Choice
Actually, that is technically no longer true.
Local and municipal law enforcement nationwide is tasked with Revenue Generation first. Upholding the law comes 2nd.
I will NOT Sit Down !
"There are many who vehemently argue something CAN'T be done.
They should stay out of the way of folks who are doing it."
Agreed. First day back at school after Christmas found many of us in the parking lot after school checking out whatever guns everyone got for Christmas. Usually a couple of teachers or school employees wandered by given they were curious what we got. Very different time for sure.
Guns are awesome because they shoot solid lead freedom. Every man should have several guns. And several dogs, because a man with a cat is a woman. Kurt Schlichter
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