posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:46 AM
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by rival
Yes sir, it certainly does exist. In New York and likely other places (I know a few places have banned it).
It's a very important topic and hopefully the thread isn't closed for the profanity the officer uses in the video.
I agree completely we need everyone to stop complying with these policies and shut them down. There is no reason a random person should have this kind
of authority over any other person just because they decided to go into the career of a police man. They should be protecting and serving. Let them go
and search for fire hazards throughout the city, not suspicious people.
This 'stop-and-frisk' policy is a clear violation of the fourth amendment in intent AND purpose.
NO WARRANT SHALL ISSUE BUT UPON PROBABLE CAUSE....
Judge Dredd deciding that someone looks suspicious IS NOT GROUNDS for a personal search, frisk,
pocket-toss, stop and question, or police harassment of any kind!
These policies have been challenged before and these policies have lost at the SCOTUS level.
There is precedent...
It is the policy here that I am putting under fire. Police discretion to stop and question has always
been available to them to help stop crime. But the checks were in place to stop them from
abusing this power....now the checks are gone under this policy. And to add insult to injury
the officers on the street are being held accountable for NOT enforcing a clearly unconstitutional
police policy....THEY ARE BEING COERCED to break the law.....to dishonor their vow of
service...and to enage in activity directly prohibited by the supreme law of the land--the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights....
Bloomberg needs to be in jail....(I haven't even gotten to the part about profiling...)
Also....this thread's content is to important to censor ATS. To the OP you should (UN) embed the
video if possible and perhaps it could meet the T@C....