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Snooping in the Garbage

May 30, 1988

I see where our trash is no longer private after we put it curb side for pickup. According to the Supreme Court the refuse is subject to search and seizure at this point (Part I, May 17).

I won't argue that at some point we may forfeit our claim to the rubbish but it should be judged either ours or not ours--not both.

If it's not my private trash, I don't want to be held responsible for its contents. Who knows what may be put (read planted here) in it after I gave it up.

It seem the authorities would have our trash and have us eat it too.

DON FLEMING

Redondo Beach

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