Police, gas utility workers entering RI homes to shut off gas (why?)

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It would stimulate the economy if we can get Federal funding to do it. We'll hire only single mothers and provide day care for the children. Many will need transportation, but that would stimulate the taxi industry too. Of course, ObamaCare will pay for the cab service.
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On 12/25/2011 10:47 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

What was it that one of BeeHO's minions said? "We don't want these jobs going to White male construction workers." He also gave a boost to giving Affirmative Action morons the jobs when his remarks included not wanting the jobs to go to highly skilled people who are already professionals. Robert Reich, I wonder what his connection to The Third Reich is? Same tactics as the National Socialists of Germany in the last century when they destroyed the government from within seem to be in play here and now. o_O

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Of course he is. Like all leftists, he has to lie to make his point.
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There is a difference between misdemeanor possession and felony possession with intent to sell. I think there is even possession of marijuana that isn't even a misdemeanor.
I was trying to make a difference between having something "illicit" for personal use and having the means to destroy others.
In many towns the shortage of police means that simple burglaries aren't even investigated anymore. I don't know where the boundary is between something to be investigated or not. Probably differs from town to town.
Here we were discussing the need to protect property and lives from destruction by malfunctioning natural gas equipment. Whether or not incidental viewing of less than legal materials would be reported or followed up. I am saying - it depends.
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Wouldn't make any difference to this type of entry. They could shut off the valve but would still need to enter the building to (1). air it out so it wouldn't explode (2). search for people in the building overcome by the fumes.
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Then all you have to worry about is the heat signature and/or electric bill for the grow lights (g).
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Ah,. but if you take out your furnace and switch to electric heat, your electric bill will rise and your heat signature will change, but not enough to detect grow lights if you set them up correctly. The lights would provide heat for the house as well as light for the plants. I wouldn't expect a judge to sign a search warrant based on nothing more than a bump in the bill or a heat signature that suggests grow lites but I am sure stranger things have happened.
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to obtained search warrants, especially if they spike. AT one time the cops could get warrants based on heat signatures and were flying around planes with IR recordings. I have lost track of whether that has fallen out of favor.
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Robert Green wrote:

The Third Amendment does not apply to the states, only the federal government (also the part about "excessive bail" in the 8th Amendment).

Yep. Every state has a statutory provision giving the governor extreme powers in a declared emergency. These powers can, and often do, include mandatory evacuation, stopping the sale of certain things like alcohol, guns, or ammunition, and more.
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14th amendment.
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I've heard of other cases of this happening. But, is it legal?
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Crews will begin to turn gas back on tonight
Updated: Thursday, 22 Dec 2011, 9:06 PM EST
WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI/AP) - National Grid says crews are going to door-to-door in Westerly to close off the natural gas meters of 1,600 customers as it works on a distribution problem.
Utility spokesman David Graves says crews worked through the night and had secured about 800 meters by about 7 a.m., and the company will start restoring service Thursday night, with the problem solved by Saturday.
Main Street and Canal Street are among the areas affected. Not only are those streets filled with homeowners, but businesses are also impacted by the issue.
"Its going to be devastating to be without heat or power for this holiday season. Its our crunch, time," said Molly Silva, a business owner.
If no one is home at the time, police officers along with a locksmith are entering homes to shut the valves off.
"Thank God no snow, no frost, no freezing temperatures yet. We just hope for the best. Hopefully we can get some things going for Christmas. I have a meal to prepare, hopefully we are good to go by then," said Westerly resident Mallory Carpenter.
After National Grid has checked each affected home, and the problem has been resolved, they will return to each home and business to turn the meters back on.
Officials said this is not an easy fix, and expect the process at least a day or so. Right now, no homes are in danger.
Graves says more crews are expected today from around Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
National Grid is asking that anyone in that area who does not have natural gas, to please call 1-800-640-1595.
Emergency shelter available for affected families
Due to the natural gas service interruption in parts of Westerly, the Westerly Police Department and the American Red Cross will be opening an emergency overnight shelter at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelter, at the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State Street, will provide a meal and overnight accommodations for those families affected by the gas service interruption.
If there is a problem with the gas main (depressurised), they have to ensure no air gets in any where and if it does, the main has to be purged at all points before it can be put back in use.
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http://tinyurl.com/7qpntfb If they had any way to contact the home owners, the HO's could have brought a key back home. And let the utility guys in. Sounds to me like a bad legal precedent.
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Good point. And by what "authority" did they enter the homes?

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Well duh! If you're going to grow weed, you should prolly have all utility meters moved outside your house first.
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