Beginning this friday in Tilton, NH there will be suspicion-less checkpoints where people must stop, display their papers, and submit to a thorough questioning about what they’re doing roaming about. Every question asked is designed to incriminate the answerer. I only wish the soon-to-be answerees knew that they have the constitutional right to not utter a single syllable in response to questions by government agents.
“According to local authorities, the “sobriety checkpoint” is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending an impaired operator. The program, approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints.”
So that makes it okay to do police-statish things in the “Live Free or Die” state?
“Those Who Would Sacrifice Liberty for Security Deserve Neither.” – Benjamin Franklin