Stop And Frisk Case Study

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1. Stop and Frisk on the Streets: Police officers have the authority to make a stop and searches of individuals in the streets. In the Terry v. Ohio (1968) the Court upheld the stop and frisk procedure when a police officer believed the person might be suspicious. The Court requires specific facts to exist in each situation in order for a stop and frisk to be permissible. A police officer is entitled for the protection of themselves and others in area to conduct a careful limited search of outer clothing. A police officer’s top priority would be if a person was armed the officer will need to act in order to protect themselves and the public. 2. Warrantless Search of Hispanics five miles from the Mexican border: If Hispanics were five miles from the Mexican border; it would be considered as a special need that is beyond the normal purposes of law enforcement. The government’s interests in guarding the entry of people and items such as weapons, drugs, toxic chemicals, etc. are far more important than the individuals’ expectations of privacy. If the Hispanics were near the border, custom officers are required to check any required documents like passports or visas. Officers would ask where the person is traveling and what the person is bringing into the United States. There should a trained dog to sniff around the people, their…show more content…
Automobile Searches: Automobile searches are considered warrantless searches. In Carroll v. United States (1925), federal agents searched a car for illegal alcohol. Because of the Carroll case, automobile searches were considered as warrantless search. Cars are obviously mobile, in which they can be driven away along with the evidence of anything illegal. If you were to get a search warrant, it will be too late. A police officer can stop your vehicle if you are violating a traffic violation. Police officers are also able to make visible inspection. A traffic violation itself, does not allow police officers to search an entire
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