The recent mass shooting at a school in Connecticut weighs heavy on our minds, but when listening to the coverage I noticed something that I could never understand.
When the state is prosecuting a suspect, they need to collect evidence to build a case. It is well known that authorities cannot search your private property without a search warrant granted by a judge, and often times law enforcement will do this to search for evidence for the case.
In this case the suspect was killed on the scene. Obviously they can't prosecute a dead man, so why do they still obtain search warrants? I understand that we all demand to know what happened and we are all deeply troubled by what has happened, but is this justification enough or is it an overstep of the authority granted them by the people?