"Sharp has instructed his officers to take your visible valuables from your car before the bad guys do, making use of a search warrant exception that allows them to do it."
This is outrageous. How about the police concentrate on catching the criminals breaking in to cars? Violating our right to privacy, making us go through an ordeal in order to get our own property back, chastising us like children, and potentially selling our illegaly confiscated property for profit? Really?