Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

IL: Frisk depends on RS def is armed, not just committing some nebulous offense

“We reject defendant’s argument he was seized when officer Harrold requested he remove his hands from his pockets and conclude defendant was not seized until officer Harrold frisked him.” … “Accordingly, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion the individual … Continue reading

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USA Today: ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ should mean what it says: Column [repealing civil forfeiture]

USA Today: ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ should mean what it says: Column by Derek Draplin and Kahryn Riley: Every state should join Nebraska and New Mexico in repealing civil forfeiture.

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OC Weekly: FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance

OC Weekly: FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance by R. Scott Moxley: Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad, including evidence … Continue reading

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W.D.Pa.: Def was fully cooperative; flight of other person in car not attributable to him

When defendant’s car was stopped, he was cooperative but the passenger ran off. When officers approached defendant, he put up his hands and fully cooperated. His handcuffing was reasonable because of the potential risk of weapons, but there was no … Continue reading

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NYTimes Opinion: The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache

NYTimes Opinion: The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache\ by Zeynep Tufekci: Not all that is made out to be; unfounded assumptions by the press based on hype from Wikileaks.

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