I read this today about Twiggs Co Sheriff doing a "roadblock" on the interstate with warning signs and the real roadblock was the exit before the announced roadblock, which never existed in the first place.
I wonder if this sting was an affront to the 2000 SCOTUS case Indianapolis v Edmond.â€œOur main goal is to save lives and reduce injuries and accidents,â€ [Maj.] McDaniel said. â€œThis is a tool we use to create a safer environment on our highways during this travel weekend.â€
Does anyone know anyone who knows someone in the 31 Flavors who knows someone in the Twiggs Co Sheriff's office who can comment?In Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U. S. 444 (1990), and United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U. S. 543 (1976), we held that brief, suspicionless seizures at highway checkpoints for the purposes of combating drunk driving and intercepting illegal immigrants were constitutional. We now consider the constitutionality of a highway checkpoint program whose primary purpose is the discovery and interdiction of illegal narcotics.
A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed, holding that the checkpoints contravened the Fourth Amendment. 183 F. 3d 659 (1999). The panel denied rehearing. We granted certiorari, 528 U. S. 1153 (2000), and now affirm.