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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
I don't at all buy the NAZI crap
But I am glad that the boarder thing is finally gettin done.
People barked for years about the insecure boarders and non-US citizens getting across and stealing American jobs.
And when that finally gets established,.. people scream Nazis,.. what a joke. Also is the drug cartel thing just fiction? hmm must be
Originally posted by seeashrink
reply to post by filosophia
I appreciate you posting a video of a cop being nice. Many of us are. But we get lumped in with the bad cops on a regular basis. When our founding fathers wrote the constitution there was no such thing as "driving while impaired" and there was not an illegal alien problem (except for them of course against the indians). There has to be a way to catch and stop drunk drivers and there has to be a law against drunk driving. Should we wait until someone is crippled or killed before we investigate a drunk driving charge? If I am behind a car and it touches the right or left line three times I stop it and check it. Let me clarify, if it does so within a short distance, I don't follow it for miles waiting for a mistake.
Where is the happy medium? Between enforcing a law that keeps someone from getting killed and not doing anything at all until after the fact, where is the medium that will satisfy people???
You will need law enforcement some day unfortunately and I hope that you get a good one. Also, like I told the other poster, get out there a be a cop and show the rest of us how it is done, set the example, trust me, it's a piece of cake.
The truth of the matter: 1) the next time you need a cop you will call one and when he/she gets there you will cry like a third grade little girl who has soiled her panties. 2)you will not become a cop because it requires more balls than hiding behind a keyboard. If you are in NC send me a u2u with a phone number and I will set up a ride along. However, I want hold my breath waiting on you..
A DWI check point is legal as long as it is conducted without showing partiallity to any particular race or group of people. So if we check every car or every third car and we treat everyone equal there is no violation of the constitution.
I can search you without probable cause, it's called a Terry Search or a pat down and I can do it immediatley after I stop your car with probable cause of reasonalble suspicion.
For their own protection, police may perform a quick surface search of the person’s outer clothing for weapons
if they have reasonable suspicion that the person stopped is armed.
This reasonable suspicion must be based on "specific and articulable facts" and not merely upon an officer's hunch. This permitted police action has subsequently been referred to in short as a "stop and frisk," or simply a "Terry stop". The Terry standard was later extended to temporary detentions of persons in vehicles, known as traffic stops.
If I stop your car for a justifiable reason I can pat you down, yes, even on a hunch. It is done for my own protection.
Originally posted by seeashrink
You know, when we set up a DWI check point we don't do it in front of the local bar. Is it just possible that this was a good idea to catch illegal aliens?
is there any way that could have done this that would not have offended your sense of liberty?
It's not like our borders are not wide open enough, I frankly am glad to see them doing anything.
Originally posted by mnemeth1
Do you know what would put an end to all the police bad-mouthing that goes on? - All the cops need to do is act exactly like the fire department.
Only come out when you are called.
Everyone loves firemen.