Statement by Sue Udry
Metro police are claiming they have the power to search the bag of every innocent metro rider who dares climb aboard with a backpack, briefcase or suitcase. But they don’t. We the people do not yield them this power and we will continue to fight until Metro bags the searches!
We will fight because we refuse to be treated like criminals for riding metro.
We will fight because we believe in the 4th Amendment
We will fight because it is silly and ineffective — nothing but pretend security
and we will fight because the policy hands al qaeda a victory — that here in the nation’s Capital, we’ve let fear triumph over common sense and the Constitution.