Capitol Police Search Powers Provoke Constitutional Concerns

The April 11 suicide on the West Front shook tourists on the Capitol grounds. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The trio of congressional officials who have exclusive control over traffic rules on the Capitol grounds are ordering a change that would enhance Capitol Police’s authority to search backpacks, suitcases and other personal belongings carried onto the 290-acre property.

Under a section of code banning firearms, dangerous weapons and explosive devices, the language...

What feeling does this article give you?

#hashtags to follow:

April 11 [+]    Capitol [+]    Tom Williams [+]    Capitol Police [+]   

More #news: