Originally Posted by ChildrenofSodom
DUDE! You are such a fucking retard. The purpose of the police is to ensure that we are kept safe, and that things like drugs, weapons, and alcohol are kept off school property to ensure a safe-learning environment. You are taking my story wrong. They smelt around my car. They got a hit. The cops and principal CALMLY told me I could deny or accept a search request. I accept. They told me that even if they had a legit hit, it might not be my fault (since the car is used, and marijuana smoke can stay in the fabric for up to 6 months)....they allowed me to watch the as they searched my car, slowly and politely, putting everything back where it belonged after searching through it.
They asked me what the three big bags were in the back. I told them they were bowling balls. They confirmed it by looking into the bag, and searching for the source of the "hit." They soon found the misplaced bag of canned cat food. They said that the dogs probably hit on either that or some smoke residue. They put everything back. Allowed me to lock the doors, and let me return to class.
It was very orderly, calm, polite, and not the least bit militant. You have a warped sense of reality. You may know of some extreme instances where the police are brutal, but you are blowing it way out of proportion.
You have a tendency to take some small happening, and devise your own military-state New World Order, "go back to sleep", rape-you-of-your-rights Illuminati Zionist conspiracy. Chill out, and take my tale for what it is. A simple school sweep to locate illegal drugs. Drugs are illegal, therefore searching and confiscation of drugs (and drugs only, no other belongings) is perfectly constitutional.
And your little line about treating innnocents like suspects....you are full of batshit. Suspects are just people that are innocent, but may be guilty. I was told that I had drugs...I was not told that I was going to be arrested. I was given my rights; to unlock my own car without them breaking my windows/locks, leave the building to the "scene" without being accused or arrested, having the right to approve or deny a search, etc.
I'm going to use ALL of my patience here to not directly attack you, despite your sohpomoric name calling, so listen well to what I'm saying.
The situation you "joked" about has been happening in schools all around the country (a junior highschool in Michigan was the most recent). My reaction was because this issue is a pet peeve of mine, and I can't tell wether you have sarcastic tone of voice or not when I'm reading text.
In other schools armed police have been going in un-announced, pointing guns at kids, lining them up, yelling at them, and basically scaring the shit out of them (literally). Doing this to kids conditions them to accept this type of behavior, and to just conform to whatever the men in uniforms tells you to do. Basically, treating kids as prisoners. ANY man who points a gun at a child is a terrorist, I don't care what kind of badge you have. There is no excuse.
The cops in my town aren't bad, and maybe the ones in your town aren't either, but there are alot of bad cops out there who take their frustrations out on the general public and noone questions or stands up to them because they think cops don't break laws. Unless a cop shows me a search warrant with a Judge's signature, there is no way I'm going to let him search my property, because I'm not going to be treated as a suspect when I've done nothing wrong. Cops are the people you go to for help, the people you look to when the law has been violated, they are NOT the people who come to you looking for evidence to incriminate you.
Just cause you think something is unlikely doesn't mean it can't be true, that is how people take advantage of you.