Coming soon to Boston: Police in your children’s bedrooms.
Police are starting a program to search homes in high-crime areas, without a warrant, for weapons in children’s bedrooms, the Boston Globe reports.
The teenagers found to be in possession of guns will only face charges if the weapon is linked to a shooting or homicide, and parents are given the right to deny the detectives access to their homes.
"I just have a queasy feeling anytime the police try to do an end run around the Constitution," said Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police lieutenant who teaches criminology at Boston University. "The police have restrictions on their authority and ability to conduct searches."
The program was set to take effect within the next two weeks.