Pubdate: Sun, 04 Apr 1999
Date: 04/04/1999
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Author: Don L. Still
Note: Subject line by MAP editor

The Supreme Court has now authorized police to search the property of
passengers if they believe the driver may have drugs or committed some
infraction or have illegal items. Where does this added police power

Who will govern these police searches? Aren't there already enough
complaints and lawsuits concerning police harassment, brutality, and
other abuses? What about basic human rights?

Next, I imagine the police will be authorized to search people's
homes without warrants. This may seem to be a bit of an exaggeration,
but it certainly appears that we are moving in that direction -- and
quite rapidly.

Don L. Still