How far will you go to protect people from themselves? The guilty from society?Your view expressed in "Trashing of Freedom" (editorial, May 21) tends to favoranarchy.
The Supreme Court, I believe, merely found the Fourth Amendment "property" protection boundary to lie somewhere between the house and the curb, whereas it was previously undefined; it conceivably could have included the trash dump.
In prior cases evidence could not be used if it was developed from finding a murder weapon in the dump and traced to an owner via his household because it was evidence improperly obtained--without a warrant. The Supreme Court having found for the appellant would have provided a basis for such a contention.
I am confident that the court is in a better position than you and I to make such determinations. I say this even though we are not always in consonance with the results. L.D. Smithey