New York State Senator Eric L. Adams (D, WF) who represents the 20th Senate District (parts of Brooklyn, including Flatbush, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Prospect Heights), has a cunning plan. He thinks that parents should search their kids’ possessions for crack pipes and guns. Hey, let your conscience be your guide on that. That isn’t why I’m writing this.
Senator Adams has released a video on YouTube showing parents how to go about doing the searches, drawing on his 22 year career as a New York City police officer. As reported by WABC (and you can see him say it for yourself on his video):
“The first amendment does not apply to the right of parents to go through their homes to remove contraband or any other unsafe items,” said State Senator Eric Adams, of Brooklyn.
Dumbshit. Fool. Is that what they’re teaching cops about the Bill of Rights and allowing in the state house in Albany? The First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.He probably meant the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.And it’s true: The Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply to parents in their own homes; it applies to government agents (such as, for example, police officers as he was, and State Senators as he is) acting in their official capacities.
What I find amazing is that neither he, nor anyone on his staff, know what is in the Bill of Rights, nor could they tell the differences among the first ten amendments to the Constitution.