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Old 02-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by kstater1997 View Post
They have had metal detectors and searches here at our city hall for at least 10 years now here in Wichita. No one seems to have any issues about getting to city council meetings here, and we have had some heated meetings.
Wichita Assaults (per 100,000) 1,344 (386.4) 1,437 (403.5) 1,990 (558.7) 2,533 (708.8) 2,519 (703.1) 2,301 (634.6) 2,439 (663.4) 2,283 (605.8) 2,197 (571.0) 2,123 (549.4) 2,338 (604.9) 2,730 (700.3) 3,144 (803.3)


Branson Assaults (per 100,000) 60 (978.2) 49 (812.2) 72 (1,145.4) 52 (817.0) 130 (1,841.1) 117 (1,560.8) 116 (1,532.0) 102 (1,318.9) 104 (1,206.4)


So, based on percentage statistics there are more assaults in Branson, but the questions are; 1) Does the fact that Branson has tourist traffic of 8 million + skew the result? (I'm sure Wichita is a wonderful place to visit, but doubt they would draw that many tourists), and 2) How many assaults have been attempted by attendees to public hearings in both towns?

I realize that, for the most part, we are not aware of nor do we demand respect for the Constitution as the basis for all law. However, there is this little part of that document that seems to be ignored with this new procedure;
Amendment IV

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.

Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968) found that; The Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures is not violated when a police officer stops a suspect on the street and frisks him or her without probable cause to arrest, if the police officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime and has a reasonable belief that the person "may be armed and presently dangerous.

It was Benjamin Franklin who said; "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Something to ponder.

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