Originally Posted by seanmac45
Stop, Question and Frisk, it's good for the soul.
Exercising one's right to remain silent is also good for the soul, but bad for police revenue streams.
So your story right there basically states that you stopped someone and searched them solely because they have a record? And you're proud of that?
Best thing one can do when approached by police in any form is to just remain silent. No one ever has to talk to a cop. Ever. Some orders must be followed, such as license and registration in a traffic stop but no questions need to be answered ever. Some states have "stop and ID" laws (not mine) but even then you don't have to answer any questions. If people would just STFU and exercise their rights these sorts of profiling tactics would go away when they stop being successful.
Originally Posted by TBO
Why do the dissenters never cite court rulings?
Just because one state employee rubber stamps the conduct of another state employee, doesn't make it correct. Besides, the dissenters very survival doesn't usually circle around knowing what rulings to cite to justify arrests that produce revenue streams. Dissenters don't have a personal interest in the outcome so why spend time digging thru case law? Cops get the rulings handed to them in memos at briefings so don't act like you're sitting there pouring through case law yourself.