Boston police officials, surprised by intense opposition from residents, have significantly scaled back and delayed the start of a program that would allow officers to go into people's homes and search for guns without a warrant.Too bad these residents are so thick-headed. Don't they realize it's for the children? These peace officers only have the people's best interests at heart. Elaine Driscoll, spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department, said so: "I would say that the police commissioner has been a bit surprised by those that are not in favor. We're genuinely trying to save lives." Well, if you can't trust a paid government spokesperson, whom can you trust?
The program, dubbed Safe Homes, was supposed to start in December, but has been delayed at least three times because of misgivings in the community. March 1 was the latest missed start date.
One community group has been circulating a petition against the plan. Police officials trying to assuage residents' fears have been drowned out by criticism at some meetings with residents and elected officials.
Have we have become such a nation of sheep that it's considered news when people don't go along with unwarranted searches?