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Do you think that the police should be entitled to search through a citizen’s trash for evidence of a crime? If so, why? If not, why not? What limitations do you think the law does or should impose upon the power of the police to use such an investigative practice?
In most instances, the government may be entitled to x-ray the contents of your bags at locations such as airports, schools, courts, train depots, and bus terminals. However, suppose for a moment that such x-ray technology had become available to police officers on the street in a hand-held device. Should officers on the street be entitled to x-ray the backpacks, briefcases, purses and other items of citizens on the street? If so, why? If not, why not? What limitations do you think the law does or should impose upon the power of the government (the police) to use such technologies?
If you were responsible for drafting the Constitution of a new country what three limitations do you feel would be the most important to place upon the power of the government to investigate and prosecute crimes or in the punishing of offenders?