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Police To Seach For Guns In Homes

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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 08:12 AM
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Police To Seach For Guns In Homes


www.boston.com

Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children's bedrooms
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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 08:12 AM
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If you read into it it says if the parents say no they walk away. But I think they are just taking baby steps.

www.boston.com
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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 08:31 AM
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What kind of nutbag lets the cops into his/her kid's bedroom?

If a parent thinks their child might have an illegal gun in the house, why don't they go search for it themselves, and if one is found, they can turn it in to the cops themselves and have it checked against weapons wanted in connection with ongoing investigations.

If it turns out little Johnny robbed a liquor store two weeks back, and shot the clerk in the shoulder, then the little hoodlum should do time. If it turns out the gun is clean, then it's out of the hands of the kid and no cops had to go traipsing through the kid's bedroom...

This is so nonsensical - it reminds me of the mother who called the cops on her son because he wouldn't stop playing video games. :shk:

Please, please, if you're not willing to be a parent, don't have kids. The taxpayers can't afford to be leasing all the cops out to be surrogate parents...



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 08:50 AM
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ya your right

It is sad because we pay for these programs.

I think it is just a tep until they say its mandatory.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
If it turns out the gun is clean, then it's out of the hands of the kid and no cops had to go traipsing through the kid's bedroom...


And what of the ramifications resulting from a situation such as this? Let us ponder...

The kid realizes that Mom and/or Dad allowed such an invasion, which translates into a realization of 'Mom and/or Dad' doesn't trust 'me' and what was probably a functional family life all of a sudden becomes intolerable.

..Or..

The kid realizes that he/she is up for suspicion regardless of activity and decides that Mom and Dad reallly don't know what they are talking about...a justification for reliance on outside fraternal sources for acceptance and for lack of a better term, guidance.

..Or..so on and so forth...for those who have a truly cynical outlook that is correlative to the constant negative expression we encounter from the media...

Mom and Dad are pressured into a situation where they do not know but have a slight suspicion based on theas recent changed behaviour of child. There suspicions are founded...but the amount of reasons for a weapon (even a weapon correlated to an actual crime) are so numerous as to not really be encountered in favor of an automatic connotative reaction.....which still infects the familial interaction.

The trend I am beginning to realize is a subversive transition to and assumption of guilt, rather than innocence...outside of what our we have been told...and the trend is so pervasive, that it has extended beyond the boundaries of legality and into the personal lives and perceptions of the citizenry. Take a look at the evening news and all that rot...there is an arguement for everything...and always..because drama sells. That is what is at stake here...the family system.

Do we really trust people who are not a part of our daily lives to suggest to us how we should percieve those that are closest to us? If the answer is torads the affirmative, then we have already lost more than we know...

The Boston program is wrong, precisely because it assumes guilt, rather than innocence. Further, it implicitly propagates that idea to the population; a population that I regret to say may be more enamoured by an unproven authority than there own common sense....

I have always said that it comes back to education...if you truly valued your family, wouldn't you seek their opinion/council prior to assuming that a general, societal safeguard(the police department) has an intricate knowledge of your lives?





[edit on 28-11-2007 by MemoryShock]



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 07:10 PM
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kids may be unwise,but dont underestimate them. if these cops start searching homes thely just hide it in a drainpipe or a older friends house.

by the way things are going,the kids have been outsmarting the cops for a long time!!!

to me this is just the police forces publicity stunt.




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