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    You're a cop. You pull some guy over for speeding but there's something you don't like about him. He seems very nervous about something. You notice things in his car that seem out of place. He's evasive when you ask him where he's going. He contradicts himself. You ask him if you could take a look in his trunk. He says that there's no reason you would want to look in his trunk, that he doesn't have anything to hide but he values his privacy and you had better get a warrant. Do you just let him go on his way, or do you get a warrant? I am thinking that a decent cop at this stage would figure that there was something bad in the trunk. That's how most people see the Romney tax thing.

    The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

    by Anne Elk on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:44:55 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, I watch Law and Order. (2+ / 0-)
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      That's what Olivia and Elliot call "probable cause."  

      They never end up opening an empty trunk, have you noticed?  

      "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." Dom Helder Camara

      by koosah on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:52:39 PM PDT

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