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Law Enforcement Today | October 24, 2014

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Pat Down Searches

Protective Searches-Building Upon Terry v. Ohio

October 15, 2012 | 1

The Supreme Court decided in Terry v. Ohio that Stop and Frisk was legalized and so the term became a part of the lexicon of American law enforcement.  The Court as well as the public finally recognized the … Read More

“Stop and Frisk” down = increased crime

August 9, 2012 |

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has made it clear. Stop and Frisk, as it is commonly known, saves lives. Some activists thoroughly oppose the program.   They believe that Stop and Frisk is nothing more than a violation … Read More

Routine Pat Searches, There is no Such Thing!

January 3, 2012 |

If you get on the stand and testify that “in my training and experience…for officer safety reasons…pat down everyone I contact…everytime” any evidence found during a “routine” pat search is going to be suppressed.

Officers are in the habit of … Read More