posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 09:25 PM
originally posted by: TorqueyThePig
a reply to: gladtobehere
If this is being interpreted properly, I as a police officer disagree with this decison.
In no way should an anonymous tip be considered reliable, and it definitely shouldn't be considered reasonable suspicion.
So basically someone that dislikes you can say that they saw you driving recklessly...
This will cause so many issues. This needs to be overturned.
Torquey, you must be a good cop. Because what's really gonna happen with this is going to be more like:
"Hey Joe, look at that guy, I bet he's up to something"
"Yeah, but he's driving so cautiously"
"No probs. I just got me one o' them anonymus tips HAR HAR HAR"
"Sir, we received an anonymous tip that you have dope in your car, so based on that we're going to search you"
Of course, this sort of thing violates habeus corpus and the 4th amendment, but cops really NEED to be able to search whomever they'd like for the
flimsiest of pretenses, ya know.
eta: not like it wasn't bad enough anyway. Cops have the most amazing noses, you know. "I smelled marijuana coming from your car as you drove past me
at 70mph" Ya, right.
edit on 29-4-2014 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)