New Cape Cod Consent To Search Program – It’s Ridiculous That We Even Need It

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In the true spirit of collaboration and community, the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office and all fifteen Barnstable County police departments (plus Nantucket) have joined together to create and implement the Cape’s first Consent to Search program. The program would allow for a member of law enforcement to search the room of a minor for a firearm with the expressed consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.  Should that officer find a firearm, it would be confiscated, but the juvenile would not be arrested by police or prosecuted by the district attorney’s office. The goal of the program is to take guns out of the hands of minors.

Am I missing something here? Since when can’t a parent let a cop search a kids room without consent? Have we really gotten so soft that our kids are demanding search warrants for their rooms? When I was a teenager if my parents thought I had a gun in my room there certainly wouldn’t be any “expressed consent” needed, they’d kick the door off the hinges if need be and there wouldn’t be thing I could do about it.

This is the problem with respecting children’s wishes to the point of being a pussy that is owned by your child. First they are telling you what to buy at the grocery store, then they move on to deciding what’s for dinner, the next thing you know they are demanding search warrants for you to enter their illegal AK-47 lockers and shit.

When I was a kid I can’t count how many times adults told me that I don’t have any rights, and it’s a good thing I didn’t because I would have been twenty times the prick I was. Kids don’t grow up to appreciate rights unless they live the first 18 years of their life without them. Consent to search a teenagers room? Give me a break America.

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