Friday, December 11, 2009

On Search and Seizure

From this article on training Afghan police:

A village elder approached the chief of the new police during a recent patrol to complain that security forces should consult with local leaders before searching people's homes. The incident occurred just after Marines and police entered the compound of a suspected Taliban supporter.

"When you come to search a house, it is insulting because there are women there and it is against our culture and religion," said Fathi Mohammed, a 60-year-old farmer with a long gray beard and black turban.

I would say no, it's insulting because, well, it's your house. We don't do that once you move into... say about the eighteenth century.

Tags: Fourth Amendment


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