Saturday, July 29, 2006

Terrorists, are you ready for some football?

Over the last couple of days I've posted about what happens when decisions in the courts go wrong. Well today I get this news alert: Judge upholds stadium pat-down ban.

You need to read the article but basically the judge in the case says "A generalized fear of terrorism should not diminish the fundamental Fourth Amendment protection envisioned by our Founding Fathers..."

I wonder if he feels the same way about searches and metal detectors at COURTHOUSES?

Holy hell, everybody knows that sporting events are a potentially attractive target for terrorists whose goal is to kill as many people as possible in as dramatic a way as possible. Now those pat down searches they do at the games don't amount to much but this judge's decision basically says "Bring your bomb vest to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa."

Of course the Judge can say this because he sits in a protected courthouse surrounded by armed bailiffs where you can be subjected to "mass suspicionless patdowns".

Sounds like a load of bullshit to me. Let me ask this then. If "mass suspicionless patdowns" are unconstitutional then why are roadside sobriety check points OK where people are subjected to mass suspicionless breathalizers?

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