Probable Cause and Reasonable suspicion?
jlbaird3 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 3 14:31:27 PDT 2000
> In the 60's in the case of Terry that Justin
> mentioned, the Supreme Court held that an officer
> who had stopped and frisked someone for a gun did
> not violate the Constitutional requirement , even
> though the officer only had a reasonable suspicion
> that the person had a gun and not full probable
> They are word formulas, giving something of an
> illusion of objectivity, as the basis of standards
> of conduct.
Doesn't it have something to do with the invasiveness
of the search, i.e. a pat-down only needs "reasonable
suspicion" while going through the pockets requires
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