Increase in illegal knife charges
The Copenhagen Police has never charged as many people with carrying illegal knives as in the first couple of months of 2009. Some 126 people were charged with carrying illegal knives in public in January and February, compared with only 19 charges in the second half of 2008.
“I see this as an indication that the visitation zones throughout the city centre, which enable police officers to search people for weapons without due cause, have played a major part in explaining why we have charged so many in the first couple of months,” Copenhagen Police Chief Prosecutor tells 24timer.
The law forbids carrying knives with a blade of over seven centimetres (2-3/4 inches) in public.
So . . . in order to crack down on Illegal Knives, police in Denmark had to institute “visitation zones“that enable police officers to search people for weapons without warrants, without due process, without sufficient cause.
Any bets how long until the Obama Administration picks up on this bright idea?