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Old 04-19-2013, 07:28   #2
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Originally Posted by tarpleyg View Post
Assume you are a Watertown, MA resident and the cops come a-knocking looking for Mr. Jihad. Do you answer and if you do, would you let them in for alook around or would you assume your word is good enough? What if they insist and force their way in? Does a manhunt like this suspend your Constitutional 4th Amendment rights?

I may be in the minority here but I would let them have a look around. I've got nothing to hide.

Note however I live in a small town in South Carolina and every LEO I have met has, at a minimum, been professional and courteous. Of course, I've never been arrested.

In a big city that may change. I can also see why some would not want to let a LEO in for something like this but then you risk delaying the apprehension for the suspect. Let them check the house, know it is clear, and go on to look elsewhere.
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