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Originally posted by links234
I lost track of the thread but I wanted to talk about your point specifically.
A lot of people seem to treat acts like the one in the video acceptable. If 'we' confront the officers at these checkpoints, the 'government' will get the point and leave us alone. Or something like that.
It's not the frontline officers who are in charge of this. It's akin to getting angry at a checkout clerk for a store policy. The minimum wage employee doesn't tell the CEO how to run the shop. The LEO's on the street don't tell the captain how to run the station.
The men in the video were deputies, meaning this young man could easily contact his sherrif (whom he votes for) and discuss this. He could contact his county board, his state reps, his city council. Doing this to the officers on the street is ineffective to the overall objective.
Originally posted by randomtangentsrme
I do not think anyone wants drunk people driving.
What the majority of people who differ in opinion from you are arguing boils down to two things, either A: checkpoints are unconstitutional, or B: checkpoints do not help in stopping drunk driving.
I appreciate your appeal to emotion, and I have had friends killed in drunk driving accidents. I still see no need to waste the police's time or resources on checkpoints.
4th of July DUI Checkpoint - Drug Dogs, Searched Without Consent. Is This Legal?
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
Originally posted by HauntWok
Yea, that's what I thought. Complete and total BS.
yes, of course. an oft-cited (in court cases) passage from a renowned american legal encyclopedia regarding the right to travel is BS
i'm not going to respond anymore to this thread, and i encourage others to do the same. there is so much truth on this single page that i hope it doesn't roll over to the next page, but if it does i suppose i'll have to just requote everything.
Kalbaugh claims that his rights were violated at the stop, and Decatur Criminal Defense Attorney Brian White agrees.
"You cannot be required to exit the vehicle or perform any test without some reasonable suspicion," White said. From what he saw of the video, White believes officers did not have reasonable suspicion on which to ask Kalbaugh to step out of his vehicle.
"His speech is appropriate and not slurred. He is not coorperating, but he is doing so politely and asking intelligent questions," White said.
"Even if you are asked to perform the tests you don't have to, and my advice to anyone would always be don't do them... A well informed citizen is in far better shape whenever you have a police encounter," White said