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CHAPTER 113—STOLEN PROPERTY (§§ 2311—2323)
CHAPTER 113A—TELEMARKETING FRAUD (§§ 2325—2327)
CHAPTER 113B—TERRORISM (§§ 2331—2339D)
CHAPTER 113C—TORTURE (§§ 2340—2340B)
Originally posted by seeashrink
We receive legal updates and continuing education classes every year. This includes case law on the state and federal levels. Even if you gave every officer a top of the line hand held computer, there would still be mistakes and numb skulls. Cops are humans just like you and everyone else. They will always make mistakes and bad judgement calls. Regardless of our tax dollars at work.
PS: Fix the system and the cops will improve automatically. Not perfect, just improve.
So as long as he believes you are doing something wrong he can hold you for as long as necessary while a decision is made on weather or not a crime was committed based on what the officer witnessed.
Not indefinitely. You're both putting words in my mouth. I am well aware that I may be held as long as it reasonably takes police to conduct the investigation. Legally this can be up to 24 hours depending on local laws. I may however, now that you guys brought it up, be held indefinitely, without a trial, or being accused of a crime IF I am suspected of having terrorist ties. So don't try to convince me that I am secure in my right to a fair trial when that right is subject to the whim of the executive branch of our government. Do you know how easy it is accuse someone of terrorism these days?
The point is that once you submit to their interpretation of the law they have all the time in the world to determine what crime was being determined.