British Cops Search Pub Patrons With Giant X-Ray Device

At first glance, this is ridiculous. Upon reflection, it's scary. We reprint it only to show you how important it is to protect our Fourth Amendment:

British police used a giant X-ray machine to check for drugs and guns in raids on two London pubs, the BBC reported Saturday. Thirty four suspects were arrested by police who used a 7-foot high X-ray machine outside the two pubs. Suspects had the choice to be scanned or strip searched - officials said most people chose the X-ray. The scan shows anything hidden under one's clothes, including metal, plastic or ceramic guns, wooden clubs, explosives or drugs. Scotland Yard said the arrests were for offences that included possession with intent to supply drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, credit card fraud and immigration violations.

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