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originally posted by: 2ndthought
a reply to: MOMof3
Really Mom? So if TPTB come to your door to take your freedoms, you'd meekly give them up? You would, without a fight, give up those freedoms?
I'm really sorry to hear that, because imo, that's the attitude that has gotten to this point to begin with.
originally posted by: milkyway12
a reply to: SlapMonkey
If you refuse a pat down, for example if you're walking in a high crime area, or you have been called in as a suspicious person,
We will ask you if we can do a search of your vehicle, we can't just search it and we won't, as long as we dont have a PC to search it. However, we can do a pat down of your body, not a full search of your body, at almost any point. The pat down is making sure you dont have any weapons.
Agitating the LEO means he can charge you with some bullcrap charges if he wanted to. It saves him the paper work and you the anger of being to taken to jail for the stupidest reason. Swerving in your lane?
I am just warning you, if you come up to a road block, in Mississippi any way, dont try apply your knowledge.
Ohio ranked 11th in the nation for the value of military equipment that local sheriffs and police officers have received from the Pentagon — $40.3 million between 2006 and April, according to a Gannett Washington Bureau analysis of Department of Defense data. Florida topped the list with nearly $252.6 million worth of military goods from the Department of Defense.
"One of the most alarming trends we've seen has been the militarization of American policing," said Tim Lynch, director of a criminal justice project at the Libertarian Cato Institute. He said paramilitary units such as SWAT teams were initially only in big cities, but now they're in small towns across America.
"And they are not just being used for extraordinary situations, as they were in the beginning," he said, citing, for example, a hostage standoff. "Nowadays, they are called out for routine policing."