In any given situation an innocent person wouldn't object to cops searching them, their car, or their house.
Disagree. I think that innocent people are more likely to let their belongings be searched, but by no means is it an indication of guilt if they don't.
I'm not letting police go through my house or my car without a warrant no matter the circumstance. They aren't careful when they search your shit and they usually fuck everything up and leave you with a mess. You want to search me, get a warrant
BS An innocent person should be even more indignant about a warrantless and unnecessary search.
As someone who has had their house ransacked by police, I find them to be neither respectful of property nor apologetic in their errancy.
Even If I am innocent, I'd rather not subject myself to that.
Disagree. Never let them do that without a warrant. Innocent people get clobbered by the law every day.
Couldn't disagree more.
TED talk on YouTube here: youtu.be/pcSlowAhvUk
Transcript here: www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters/transcript?language=en
I would object as much as I can. Even as an innocent person.
Disagree. Cops have absolutely no concern with protecting your rights. If we don't protect them, who will?
Disagree. I allowed a search once when I was young and stupid because "I had nothing to hide". It took him an hour to find nothing. I never allowed it again. They just get pissy about it when I refuse now but I don't care, get a warrant.
I have nothing to hide but I still won't throw away my constitutional rights just to make my life or their job easier. Show me a warrant or G.T.F.O.
Nope. I got nothing to hide, but fuck them, if they are going to waste y time, I'll waste theirs by making them get a warrant.
No, there are other reasons. I wouldn't let them. They aren't doing their job if they just randomly, they better have a real reason.
Under all circumstances, know and exercise/defend your rights. Don't be bullied. Police have agendas, too.
Nope. Get a warrant.
I would let them search me because I really have nothing to hide and I know that the police are just doing their job, but also, if they ask your permission, you're allowed to say no.
Come back with a warrant. I'm a law abiding citizen.
... said no patriot, ever.
My son was driving my husbands car. It had a bumper sticker that said. "Duck in the trunk. Beaver behind the wheel." He was stopped in duck country. Police officer, who is known for being a jackass, wanted to search the truck for possible cause.
I love TED Talks and that was a good one. Thanks for posting the link, Zod.
I would ask the cop what his probable cause is. Then after I got answer, regardless of good or bad, I'd tell them to go get a search warrant
I got 99 problems but a b**** ain't one. B**** meaning k9 cop. Cops can get a K-9 unit, X-rays whatever they want... They're not searching my car without a warrant or probable cause. We'll all have a long night together.
My housekeeping can sometimes be .... less than perfect. I'd prefer not having strangers in my house unless I have enough warning to straighten up first. Then I'd hate to have everything messed up again.
No. Their not searching for evidence to clear me. Get a warrant while I go get a lawyer.
Yes, I'm aware, please don't condescend to me. Unfortunately, many cops don't follow this procedure. And still, a person refusing a search doesn't necessarily mean they're hiding something.
Because there might be a body in the trunk. My son did not have insurance the car was confiscated. I had to arrange a ride up to Elton to get him.
a completely innocent person may not want their house searched because they just got out of the shower and they are naked.
They searched your house and you were innocent? Did you sue them?
You know that if they ask you can just say no. If they have the authority to search you, they would need a good reason, and they would inform you beforehand, they would not ask. They'd just say that they're going to search you.
Well, here we go with the meaningless drama. I never implied that it did mean you were hiding something. However, it does make you look much more innocent if you let them search you and they don't find anything. It basically clears you.
True, but that wasn't the question. And lol, I remember you telling someone to not listen to me rather than adding anything. I'm simply asking you not condescend :)
I wouldn't object, so I voted disagree. I can't speak for everyone in the world.
Whoops. I meant agree*
Not illegal if you give them permission, which is implied in the question.
Bothersome, really? How about ILLEGAL!
It just says they wouldn't object. Permission must be GIVEN not implied.
aside from guilt, not giving permission to search can just as easily be because it is a pain is the butt, it takes to long, you aren't the owner, you don't trust the officer, you don't like the officer, the officer didn't ask politely...
Even if someone is not guilty of committing any crime, having law enforcement search through your property is bothersome.
Utube. Flex Your Rights. Learn your Rights. Before they are taken away.
No, I'm pretty sure they had probably cause. I was pretty young so I don't really know all the legal details.
They actually received a report that someone at my address was attempting suicide but since we were out at dinner, they just broke in.
Wish I had more faith in the police but after hearing experiences from friends I definitely would say no because multiple people have told me stories where after giving the officer permission he searched for things to ticket them for