Search and Seizures
Passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights
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.
On several occasions, I have written about the United States Constitution because everything in this country should be based on and follow the mandates that our forefathers drafted for a more perfect union. Within the Constitution, they created The Bill of Rights and this has been the formula by which legislations have been enacted through the centuries.
They made the First Amendment to the Constitution the first one for considering it vital to a free society and that is the one that secures the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
I believe that the First Amendment is the reason people from all over the world have come here.
The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms which in recent years has been under attack. Of course, the drafters were not referring to AR-15 or nuclear arms but the sensible act of being able to protect our families and properties.
We must wonder if this country because with so many laws being enacted that goes clearly against this document that has served us well for over 240 years. This week, I chose the Fourth Amendment since there have been too many abuses when it comes to searches in their homes or properties.
No, I’m not preaching about politics; just making you aware that many tactics being used today by law enforcement are not fair, nor justified. How do you think that the call for canceling the police departments got started? As part of the decimation of police departments all over the country, we have seen an increase in crime, and public confidence in law enforcement has decreased.
We have rights and must be aware of what they are. We have to speak up at the right time and not take authority for granted.
Commission on Disability looking for board members
The Commission on Disability shall consist of 9 members, 3 members shall serve 3-year terms; 2 members shall serve 2-year terms; Three members shall serve a 1-year term. All new appointments shall serve 3 year terms. A majority of the commission shall be composed of handicapped persons, and 1 of such members may be a member of the immediate family of such handicapped person, and 1 member of said commission shall be either an elected or an appointed official of the city.
Any person interested in serving on this board should contact Atty. Richard Rodríguez, Director at (978) 620-3312 for more details.