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Discussion in 'In the News' started by GAGunOwner, May 12, 2007.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/ph ... city_.html
In order to "stop" someone, an officer must have a reasonable and articulable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot. An officer may initiate a contact for no reason whatsoever, but a citizen is under no obligation to participate in the contact.
Send this to Gwinnett!
I am beginning to think Gwinnett is the peoples republik of Gwinnett.........
I just wish they all knew this!
Yeah, I imagine it gets pretty old. This has a parallel to open carry.
Its amazing how many people dont understand their rights.....
It's amazing how many won't exercise them too.
In a little over 8 years, I have three people decline to speak with me after being read the Miranda warning and two people refuse consent to search.
You think people are just afraid to say no to a police officer? So I am guessing nobody has asked you "am I free to go officer" either?
Yes. I think that.
I bet they'd have a field day with me. They'd say, "Aha!" after finding two guns and a spare mag, then I'd show them the GFL and walk away.
As you feel the taser probes enter your skin between the shoulder blades and hit the pavement . . .
And not really recall what happens next until you are in jail waiting to bond out on a public gathering charge . . .
and of course here is the public gathering clause once again at its finest.
Funny! You made me laugh (its creepy though because it could easily be true).
People think that saying "no" will "make them look guilty"
I've had a few people ask if they were free to go. Oddly enough though, they typically will stick around if asked to do so.
That's why you also have to ask it while walking away.
You are basically telling them to shut up and get a lawyer and they still talk? amazing.
I keep drilling this into my younger brother's heads. Never consent to a warrantless search, decline to willingly participate in an investigation when it involves you, only give ID if you must. They remember what I say for the most part, but my youngest brother still thinks it is ok to give his ID when the cops ask.
Worse than that. They will drive to the police department, sit in a room with a sign stating that they are being recorded, actually talk to the police, and to top it off will write a statement on a form which has the Miranda warning printed on it. [/i]
That's just gotta leave you scratching your head.
But I guess it is good for business.