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  •  yup. In the trial going on right now (9+ / 0-)

    the justifications for suspicious blew me away

    The city’s first witness as they began their case was Chief James Shea. Until mid-2012, he was the head of the Police Academy and he testified today about the department’s training of officers as it related to giving direction about what constitutes reasonable suspicion and about conducting frisks. A training video and Power Point presentation were shared with the court. The video, which was titled "On Recognizing Characteristics of Armed Suspects" and which depicted only one white person as a suspect, listed a number of signs to watch out for. These included carrying a tilted shopping bag, carrying an elongated package, having one’s hands in one’s pockets and walking away as an officer approaches. Shea indicated that a single factor could not be taken as reasonable suspicion and that officers needed to assess a situation overall.
    um - tilted shopping bags?
    hands in your pockets?


    Wrong skin color - yup.  

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:57:49 PM PDT

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