Wednesday, August 10, 2005

It's OK for Montana cops to rummage through your trash for the hell of it.

A recent Montana Supreme Court ruling says that it's OK for cops to rummage through your trash as it's put out for pickup because you don't have a reasonable expectation for privacy (this is horseshit for a number of reasons). To his credit, one of the judges did so reluctantly:

Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived

In any case, in the spirit of fairness, a local newspaper has taken it upon themselves to rummage through the trash of the chief of police and mayor who started the whole thing.

Local paper digs through police trash -- after cops say it's OK for them to do

But apparently they aren't taking too kindly to it. Maybe they think that by being law enforcement they get some kind of special privileges or something.

I don't know about you, but I view this with the same level of hilarity as I viewed it when they (collectively law enforcement peoples) lobbied for the domestic violence bill banning people from owning guns if so convicted and suddenly found out that they weren't special then either, resulting in huge numbers of cops getting fired.

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