Saturday, March 1, 2008

What is "Probable Cause"

What exactly is probable cause for a police officer to detain you and search you, including your body cavities? Well, I always thought you had to be breaking a law or at least a traffic ordinance, or the police had to see evidence with their own eyes. I guess not.

Cops TV Show: First Amendment Rights Violation

A police officer sees a person sitting in a vehicle at 2 o'clock am. The last time I checked, this wasn't against the law. The officer walks up to the "suspicious person", a white male who appears to be between 30 and 40 years old. The officer tells the man to keep his hands on steering wheel and asks why he is there sitting in his vehicle. In America, we have to explain to the police what we are doing, just because they want to know?
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