Illinois lawmaker wants to restrain drug dogs
Finally, a legislator with some common sense. According to a story in today's Chicago Sun-Times, State Rep. Monique Davis wants to keep a leash on drug dogs.
"In my opinion, this will lead to a police state," Davis said, subjecting "innocent motorists, college students and especially people of color to the harassing, frightening and embarrassing experience of a dog search."
Police need more evidence than "ear-piercing and dreadlocks" to pull a driver over and call in the dogs, she said. Davis cited protections in the U.S. and Illinois constitutions against searches and seizures that lack probable cause.
I love what Davis is saying, but she should know that the drug warriors aren't going to let little things like constitutional protections get in their way.
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