Pubdate: Wed, 23 Apr 2008
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2008 The Province
Author: Brandon Parker


I was wondering how long it would take for the lawsuits to start 
flying over the inspection of "excessive power-use homes" without a warrant.

It's about time we saw some real information regarding this issue.

Apparently, very few homes searched under this program actually have a grow-op.

That's hardly a successful endeavour, and not what the City of Surrey 
would have you believe.

In the case detailed in The Province, a Surrey couple refused to let 
police enter their home.

Even though they only refused entry to the police, who didn't have a 
warrant, the city shut off their power.

The couple had told the city's inspectors that they were allowed in. 
Surprise, surprise, no grow-op was found.

I hope that this family succeeds in its lawsuit so this abuse of 
citizen's privacy is brought to an immediate stop.

Brandon Parker, Delta
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