Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Does the Presence of a Licensed Firearm Create A Threat to Officer Safety Justifying a Search?

"No, says the Indiana Court of Appeals in Washington v. State. Correct, I think: The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that the standard for a Terry frisk is whether the officer reasonably suspects the person is “armed and dangerous.” “Armed” alone shouldn’t be enough, although of course in many cases the two will go together."

Such as is the case with, say, police officers in New Orleans?

On and on we go with cops caterwauling whenever they espy another citizen capable of protecting himself.

Pitiful. Just pitiful.

Thank ya kindly to Tam for the link.

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