Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sneak-and-peek warrants debated

Patriot Act used to search for evidence in cockfighting case

Just after midnight on May 13, 2004, a small team of FBI agents crept into the legendary Del Rio Cockfighting Pit in Cocke County.

The illegal gambling arena was closed, and agents were able to copy a computer hard drive before slipping away. They didn’t notify the property’s then-owner, Michael Maynard of Hot Springs, N.C., of the search for another three months.

Read more here.

Hat tip Instapundit.


Blogger Scott Haley said...

Save us from those terrorist roosters.
p.s. I don't approve of cockfighting, but this was clearly a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

12:52 AM  

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