I'm not sure on the whole thing. But, I do think that it is kinda dangerous to be stopping traffic unnecessarily just to check for drunks.
I'm thankful they care about my rights, the ability to drive down the road without a drunk running into me. Two friends dead because of drunk driving is enough for me.
Absolutely use these checkpoints. Besides, they are mostly late at night and there is not a road or even highway really in Wise County that would see a significant backup due to late night checkpoints. Won't be long again before a few cute cheerleaders on a Friday night or a family of four or other innocent gets killed one night in Wise County by someone drinking and driving.
Barry, what about the civil rights of those people who are killed by INTOXICATED drivers everyday? If you are doing nothing wrong, then checkpoints shouldn't bother you other than to be pretty inconvenient. Knowing that there are checkpoints just might keep someone from getting behind the wheel when they have had too much to drink! Civil rights? Give me a break!
That's the same old tired argument of "if you don't have anything to hide then you shouldn't mind the police searching your home or car." I don't have anything to hide but I DO MIND!
....i agree with 2:16 - and we might be surprised at what the public might find in the cars of some law enforcement folks when they are off duty.
That is long overdue.
....i agree 5:15 - think it will ever happen?....makes one wonder just whom the law really does protect?
How am I gonna get home now?
It would be interesting to take a poll to see how many people who thought this was ok thought the wiretaps Bush authorized were not ok...
I knew when I saw the original post that I would find that someone would slam law enforcement,reference to comment 4:39. I agree with the roadblocks. It is not a violation of your civil rights. Driving is a privledge, not a right. If you have ever had to drive through one of these roadside checkpoints, you know that it is very unintrusive and over with in a few seconds if you have not drinking.
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