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I am searching this car. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.

Posted August 26th, 2012 by phonon
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"I am not asking your permission. I know there's marijuana in this car." Nearly a half-hour into the traffic stop, after Fornal had already searched the car, a Venice police officer arrived with her dog. She and the animal searched the car, including the trunk, but found nothing. Fornal then searched McNeal at the roadside, patting him down and ordering him to remove his shoes and turn his socks inside out. Fornal's supervisor, Maj. Kevin Kenney, described that search as "going a little too far," though overall, he stands by the deputy's actions that night.

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Stop and frisks in NY ruled unconstitutional. Lawsuit begins.

A judge’s ruling Wednesday on a request to authorize a class action lawsuit over the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) use of “stop-and-frisk” searches could see more than 1 million people line up to file claims against the department for violating their constitutional rights.

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5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search

Posted February 22nd, 2012 by rmyofme
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Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you're like most people I've met in my eight years working to educate the public on this topic, then you probably don't.

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CA Appeals Court Approves Cell Phone Search During Traffic Stop

The California Court of Appeal on September 26 approved a police officer's rifling through the cell phone belonging to someone who had just been pulled over for a traffic violation.

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School Wants To Allow Bus Drivers To Search Students

Posted May 19th, 2011 by mauiguy
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A western Indiana school district wants to give its bus drivers the authority to search students for weapons or drugs.

The Tribune-Star reported that a Vigo County School Corp. proposal would allow the drivers to search a student and the student's belongings if there is an immediate threat of harm or danger to those on the bus.

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Can't touch this! Cops outraged at pot ruling.

Posted April 28th, 2011 by warsaw
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This story comes via a "social media site for cops." The comments section is a trove of material for discussion. As I read through the posts, I couldn't help replaying in my mind how many times these cops say, "I'm just enforcing the law..." These comments give insight to how they really feel. You can see this in what some of them say about judges and their children as well as the law and how they believe it should be applied.

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How Facebook and Myspace can help lead to the death penalty

Posted February 15th, 2011 by Sussex County Angel
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This is the second case of someone getting the death penalty from information gained from social networking sites. Would they have had a case without using their personal pages?

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