Unwarranted Warrants?

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Baseless search warrants for “drugs” of clean citizens can be arranged by “undisclosed” parties within Israel’s security network. Such baseless searches will never find drugs but will inevitably try to find some illegal item on which to open a file and bring an indictment on the targeted individual. In any case, the baseless search for drugs can do permanent damage to, (1) the individual searched, and, (2) the good name of the Israel Police, in the first case by besmirching the good name of the innocent citizen and in the second case by showing the police to be foolish in the eyes of whoever knows the good character of the victimized citizen.
For the sake of potential future victims of a foul security system, this all-too-frequent abuse of due process should be exposed.

Bruce Brill

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