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    oldpotsmuggler, reflectionsv37
    I'm not sure what the author of this post would have had the cop do, knowing that the driver was intoxicated
    He could have given a ride home, knowing that an arrest wouldn't hold up in court.

    After pulling the guy over, and realizing that the registration did indeed match up, he could have just taken off again.

    He could have not given field sobriety tests.

    He could have arrested the dude, and then lost the case in court.

    Was I'm upset about is not this specific case, it's driving while black. Or young. Or while having a Grateful Dead sticker on your car. Or while driving an old beat up car. Or driving while having embarrassed the local police dept previously in court. Or driving with an out of town plate. Or driving after dating the daughter of a copp.

    Are we seriously just going to toss out the "probable cause" thingy, and just let police pull over anyone at any time for no reason?

    •  But why 'lie' about the license number? (1+ / 0-)
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      Why not say the man was driving erratically? That's a judgment call that would not be questioned.

      So just maybe the officer was telling the truth - even though there was a lie that would serve him better. Ya think?

      Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

      by Clem Yeobright on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 03:06:21 PM PDT

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    •  There's still a reasonable suspicion standard (0+ / 0-)

      "Reasonable" doesn't mean "right".

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:23:04 PM PDT

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