Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm interrupting this holiday for a very interesting observation

from Phelps:
First of all, if they really had the authority to do this, they never would have worried about it. Here’s a thought experiment. Suppose a police officer (you know, a real law enforcement officer) decides to, with legal authority, give you a pat down. A real patdown involves more than just brushing the genitals. It involves a full on groping, by necessity.

Tell that cop, “if you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested for sexual assault.” What is that cop going to do? He’s going to say, “tell it to the judge” and then he’s going to do his pat down anyways. Why? Because he actually has authority. The TSA balked. You know why? They
know they don’t have the authority to do this.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

A Terry stop, IIRC, requires an articulable suspicion, which is less than probable cause. A cop can't walk down the street frisking everyone he passes, even under the Terry Doctrine.