The bill, sponsored by Sen. Vincent Fort, (D) Atlanta, would require officers who want to use so-called “no-knock” search warrants to go to a judge and prove that there is probable cause to believe that the officers’ lives would be in danger if they knocked first, or that there is probable cause to believe that evidence inside the home would be destroyed — such as drugs being flushed down a toilet — if they knocked first.
“For the government to go into your house, they ought to be held to a higher standard,” Fort said. “To go into your house without knocking, they ought to be held to a real high standard.”
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Ralph Nader is entering the presidential race as an independent, he announced Sunday, saying it is time for a “Jeffersonian revolution.”
“In the last few years, big money and the closing down of Washington against citizen groups prevent us from trying to improve our country. And I want everybody to have the right and opportunity to improve their country,” he told reporters after an appearance announcing his candidacy on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Asked why he should be president, the longtime consumer advocate said, “Because I got things done.” He cited a 40-year record, which he said includes saving “millions of lives,” bringing about stricter protection for food and water and fighting corporate control over Washington.
This marks his fourth straight White House bid — fifth if his 1992 write-in campaign is included.
Nader said Thomas Jefferson believed that “when you lose your government, you’ve got to go into the electoral arena.”
“A Jeffersonian revolution is needed in this country,” he said.
I’m not which upsets me more. The fact that this old gasbag is running again or that he’s appropriating the name of a true American hero.
Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain Friday said he hoped Fidel Castro’s resignation would be followed by his speedy demise, and rapped Democrat Barack Obama for offering talks with Cuba’s next leader.
“Fidel Castro announced that he would not remain as president — whatever that means,” McCain said in Indianapolis.
“And I hope that he has the opportunity to meet Karl Marx very soon.
Along with Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, and Che Guevara.