Re: Search of Vehicle
And, of course, you have some objective source of data for this 50% stat, right? Perhaps that is your personal experience, but to imply that half of the officers out there will illegally search a car is just plain wrong.
Quoting Clenville Tziabatz
Wow, the police in your world are all liars and make crud up all the time, aren't they? Just where is it you live?
If you do have contraband, then the policeman can just make up probable cause -- after all, the person in the car had the marijuana -- who is a judge going to believe at the suppression hearing? The policeman, of course.
In what agency is this policy or practice in place? Certainly none that I have known of. Since it is the job of a police officer to enforce the law, finding contraband and making the occasional arrest are certainly expected, but searching every car in a vain hope to find dope would be counterproductive, time consuming, and expose an officer and the agency to unnecessary litigation.
Policemen get promoted by how much marijuana they find, so they need to search if they want to get ahead.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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