Beloit Police Withdraws Chief’S Offer Of Home Searches For Guns

Jan 9, 2016 | 0 comments

The Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department today withdrew an offer made by Chief Norm Jacobs to have officers search homes for firearms after publicity over the proposal created a public outcry across the Internet. The announcement came from the office of City Manager Larry N. Arft. The three-paragraph announcement noted that, “While the program was strictly voluntary and required a signed release before police could enter a residence, numerous individuals have expressed concerns about the fact that people’s homes would be inspected or searched as part of the process.”

That much may be an understatement. Since the story first surfaced a few days …read more