Okay, I’m on a personal liberties kick today, I’ll admit that. But this article angered me when I read it, so I thought I would pass it along to you. The Surpeme Court passed down a ruling today that makes it legal for the police to use a dog to search your car for drugs, even without probable cause. Since the dog doesn’t enter your car and only sniffs around the perimiter, six justices ruled this to be a legal search.
My question is, if the dogs pick up the scent outside of your car, how does this allow them to search inside your car? This specific ruling in and of itself isn’t scary, but when you think about how fast technology is moving, it can be very scary.