posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 07:24 PM
Well I can see that maybe that was not a good analogy for me to apply to the topic at hand,... as I do see all your valid points in reply.
In reference to what I suggested is basically what the perception that I get when I watch the COPS show on tv,... and sometimes it just doesnt seem
appropriate in cases,.. but obviously this is not always the case.
And the part I posted about while in High School,... I have to remember that it has been a 'few' years,.. and public schools are entirely different
then they used to be in my day.
But still in retrospect,... the original poster does describe something that seems very concerning to me.
and yes,.. I may be a bit biased as I recall a couple of times as a youth that I had 'nothing to hide' yet found myself on the side of the road
explaining why I would be driving down this street or whatever. (factual)
But ,... must I be mad,... or not concerned about other's,... quite the opposite actually. You cannot deny my right to personal privacy for any
unwarranted suspicion, and I need not satisfy that position without reasonable cause for such inquiry.
Yes, these days are filled with more uncertanty and danger for the police, and I will and have always respected the arm of the law and never been a
butt-head when addressing or being addressed by such. It appears to me that the current state of crime in American society, is 'the' reason some
must accept their guilt before proven innocent in whatwever circumstance that may otherwise be unfounded.
None the less, it looks like there is good cause to search ALL students, cars, homes, etc.
[edit on 22-11-2004 by smirkley]