Forced Personal Searches Invading Freedom?Submitted by GOP Refugee on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:26
A friend recently received a jury summons. It commanded a personal appearance at a certain date and time, and then added that an airport style search would be conducted. This is a forced search and I believe an invasion of privacy. At airports, people are free to chose whether or not they fly. At jury service, they aren't free to make that choice because they can land in jail if they don't show up.
I am concerned about this. I understand the necessity of safety searches, but I protest the over-reach. Am I over-reacting? If the High King of our land wanted to round up dissenters to his regime, he could just call them to jury service, round them up and ship them off to G as suspected terrorists. Should I take my tin-foil hat off now?