Where Are Your Papers?

I’ve heard of sobriety check points, but this seems a bit ridiculous.

I know that stops like these net a lot of valid arrests. Drunk drivers and other criminals are taken off our roads and put into jail. But to me, that’s just not a good enough reason to set aside the fourth amendment.

That amendment requires that Americans be secure in their “persons, houses, papers and effects.” Stopping people who are otherwise traveling in a perfectly legal manner down a public road to inspect them because they might be doing something wrong is a blatant violation of what those words stand for.

But hey, if it pads the arrest stats why not, right?

Rob Port owns and operates Say Anything.

Because it simply must be done
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