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Cops (TV Show)

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Re: Cops (TV Show)
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2008, 08:45:22 PM »
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I agree.  But the reality is, if they want to search your car and you say "no thanks" you'll be there all night - and ultimately they're gonna find some plausible reason to search.       
 

At least when they do you will have a legal argument to suppress the fruits search.
Once they have consent, it's game over.

Re: Cops (TV Show)
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2008, 11:01:22 PM »
my crim pro prof (capra) said the only way that this show goes on when it shows footage in people's houses is w/ signed consent

Re: Cops (TV Show)
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008, 07:17:53 AM »
They'd need signed consent for anyone on TV. The occasional blurred face shows that not everyone consents, but a lot of people do.

One of the people in my crim pro class was a cop. He said they'd always do a weapons patdown, regardless, because the last thing they wanted was to be taken unaware by the person they were questioning. Not quite 4th A...but I can see his point.

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008, 10:12:13 AM »
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Not quite 4th A...but I can see his point.

Courts are pretty permissive on Terry frisks.

All the cop needs is some articulable reason for a suspicion that suspect might be armed and dangerous. Pretty much anything will fly in most circuits. They can usually get by with "He looked nervous"