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  •  Oh, the DPS is in double trouble... (5+ / 0-)

    Repeat offender and no action by the DPS to deal with him.

    I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

    by Farugia on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:54:33 PM PST

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    •  This is obviously not (4+ / 0-)

      the DPS officer I would want to be stopped by, but then again, there are many like him as the record shows. The bad thing here is this is not a good test case because the passenger did disobey and the driver did resist. It is important to remember that we can only verbally state that we do not consent to searches. We do not have the right to physically interfere with the search or resist the officer if the officer does the search anyway. The protection comes in court later where the search can be found illegal and everything related to it thrown out. The minute you lift a finger physically against a police officer, or fail to follow reasonable instructions, though, you are immediately breaking the law and you have lost the game.

      Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
      Mark Twain

      by phaktor on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:26:23 PM PST

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      •  In itself, the 2009 case is not a 'big deal' (6+ / 0-)

        But here's why the DPS has a 'little' problem.

        Their [the victims'] lawyers say the search was illegal and a complaint about it was filed in August but that DPS Texas Rangers who investigated the incident took no action.
        And the 2009 incident shows that the guy is a frequent offender, meaning that there is a lot more of it out there and that guy's file at the DPS is probably already larded up with complaints of that kind, complaints were investigated and filed with no action by his employer.


        I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

        by Farugia on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:57:59 PM PST

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