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View Diary: On Traffic Checkpoints, Part Two, Or, When Does Safety Become Siege? (118 comments)

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  •  your point here... (0+ / 0-)

    ...is critical: the fundamental principle to be kept in mind is that police need an "articulable" reason to stop anyone, in almost any circumstances.

    simply stopping everyone in the hope of catching an unknown person is often a pointless exercise; although as i noted above, in certain specific, emergent, one-time situations a checkpoint could be more justifiable than the current practice of routinely using checkpoints.

    "...this election has never been about me. it's about you."--barack obama

    by fake consultant on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 04:22:55 PM PST

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