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is it legal for the city police officers in the state of wisconsin to look through my garbage?


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hamfisted:
is it legal for the city police officers in the state of wisconsin to look through my garbage?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

Yes. The U.S. Supreme court decided this issue (which is now the law for all States) saying, in essence, that once papers, and other garbage have been thrown into a trash recepticle, it is now considered "abandoned" property, and anyone, including governmental agencies, may claim ownership. Watch your garbage and, if there's anything you don't want to come back and bite you, use a shredder.


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