Aren't Police Roadblocks Unconstitutional?

RECEIVED Mon., May 19, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I thought police roadblocks were unconstitutional? Coming home from San Antonio a few weeks ago we encountered a full-scale late-night police roadblock at I-35 at Stassney. I remember reading about all the DUI cases that had to be thrown out in Texas in the Eighties when they tried the same iron-curtain tactics under the guise of "insurance checkpoints.” What excuse, if any, does law enforcement now need to begin invading our homes and sweeping the neighborhoods with drug dogs? This heavy-handed culture of fear is so out of control. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has handed America a shock collar to wear and aided the burning of the Constitution and shredding of the Bill of Rights. Statistics are proving out that 30% of you will be arrested, incarcerated, on probation, and a captive revenue stream for the state. DWI is now a $12 billion a year profit center. One hundred percent compliance with blow to go on every vehicle is MADD's next benchmark. What country is this? And why aren't you monkeys voting for the right people and challenging your corporate-run government?
Will Person
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