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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

posted by Rachel 11/11/2003
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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

posted by Rachel 11/11/2003
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Bekki is discussing the jackbooted thugs storming a high school. She mentions something I missed since I'm unwilling to use MediaPlayer. One of the cops had his finger on the trigger. Ahem.

The first and second basic rules of gun safety are:
1. Never point a gun at something you are not willing to destroy.
2. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

Considering the facts of this particular tactical situation, this was breathtaking incompetence. As I pointed out over there, even this act of stupidity didn't go that far. (You can't really see in that version, but his finger is along side the trigger where it should be.) Anyone who breaks those rules does not deserve to carry a gun. Period. End of story.

In light of the fact that no drugs were found this indicates something. Either there really is a drug problem and the kids were tipped off, (indicating a serious lack of professionalism from the school or the police. If it's serious enough to point guns it's serious enough to keep your damn mouth shut.) Or... there isn't a drug problem and the students are at the mercy of their psycho principal. The man sits and watches banks of surveillance monitors and kicks straight A students out of school for refusing to tuck in their shirts.

If I were a taxpayer I would be incandescent with fury. Thankfully the ACLU is on the case. Though I agree with Instapundit. Tarring and feathering, the out of town on a rail. Ugh.

posted by Rachel 11/11/2003
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