The military police searched a civilian residence (which allegedly stored archives associated with the White Terror) and took a netizen’s father back to their base today. The news [of this incident] spread like wildfire on the internet. The Military Police Command stated that they followed the legal process. However, the fact was that [the military police] did not have a search warrant, the individual in question was not in the military and it was not led by a prosecutor. The military police unit was trying to exenorate themselves by citing the Code of Criminal Procedure 131-1 that a warrant is not necessary if the individual gives consent. However, this clause should not be over used. Other than the requirement to show the document and keep a record, the context and the situation in which the idividual consents should also be rigorously assessed and carefully determined. Otherwise, it is very easy for civilians to accept their demand under coercion, which is no different from the Martial Law era and will lead to erosion of the freedom protected by the Constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure.