Supreme Court to decide if K9 unit can sniff around your home with no warrant.Submitted by fishyculture on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:19
"Gregory Garre, an attorney representing the state of Florida, argues that it’s perfectly legal to use drug-detection dogs to sniff around your outside house and if the dog alerts they can use that to justify entering your home to conduct a search. He compares it to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween night:
The police ‘did the same thing that millions of Americans will do on Halloween night, which is walk up to the front steps, knock on the door, and while they were there, they took in the air and the dog alerted to the smell of illegal narcotics.’"
You know, it is the funniest coincidence, I don't pass out candy on Halloween, I sit in my house and shoot trespassers..... (not really, but I think it is time to update Halloween traditions, don't you?)