Every day you get on the train in NYC, they remind you that the police can look through your belongings for no reason. It's a nice way to get you frustrated before you even get to work.
This type of thing is what really bothers me about political parties. The Democrats do a bunch of terrible things, but at least they are supposed to be the the party that protects the middle of the bill of rights. So when they control NY and completely disregard the middle of the middle of the bill of rights (along with the typical amendments they disregard), it makes me wonder what they are doing at all.
At least they have the arrogance to get on the loud speaker every morning and yell "backpacks are subject to random inspection by the police". The Republicans usually try to pretend they are defending their amendments which frustrates me even more.