Bill allows parolees searches without warrants

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - A bill allowing searches without warrants for juveniles and adults on probation or parole has gained approval.

The Senate on Tuesday gave approval on second reading to searches that bypass going to a judge for a warrant. It needs a third Senate reading before heading to the House.

The bill was amended to make it clear that police need a reasonable suspicion that the person was involved in a crime before searching them or their property. Bill sponsor Sen. Glenn McConnell said they also have to own a car being searched.

Meanwhile, the Charleston Republican said that the juvenile or adult offender would have to tell anyone they're living with that their homes are subject to search without a warrant. Failing to do that would be a parole violation.

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egan01
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egan01 02/24/09 - 06:48 pm
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Another Idiot lawmaker trying

Another Idiot lawmaker trying to trash the constitution to rid the country of a few elegal drugs. Will probably be thrown out anyhow. Another waste of court time.

smitty1861
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smitty1861 02/24/09 - 07:46 pm
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elegal?

elegal?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/24/09 - 08:25 pm
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sounds elegal to me too...
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sounds elegal to me too...

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 02/24/09 - 09:44 pm
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Yeah, it smells " Elegal" to

Yeah, it smells " Elegal" to me. LOL

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 02/24/09 - 10:01 pm
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lol too funny!!

lol too funny!!

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