"Investigative alerts" = "Writs of assistance"?

MarkM
By MarkM on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 - 9:53am

Thoughts?

Investigatve alerts, arresting without a warrant. I had no idea that means such as this were available to law enforcement. The article states that Chicago and New York City have been using these "for decades".

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-03/news/ct-met-investigative-alerts-20130303_1_arrest-warrant-false-arrest-false-arrest-case

Writs of assistance.

"General writs of assistance played an important role in the increasing tensions that led to the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writ_of_assistance

 

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Travlin
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Amazing

MarkM

I had no idea these even existed; much less that they are used and considered legal.  This sure sounds fishy to me.

Travlin 

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