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Terry is not satisfied by a police bulletin claiming a person is probably armed and a drug seller/user

Oct 15, 2009 Terry is not satisfied by a police bulletin claiming a person is probably armed and a drug seller/user

Terry v. Ohio wrongfully tramples on civil liberties. (Image from FBI’s website).

Praised be Virginia’s Court of Appeals for reversing a conviction due to a weapons frisk based on nothing more than a police computerized bulletin board claiming that Corey Smith was "probably armed and a narcotics seller/user." Corey Smith v. Virginia, ___ Va. App. ___ (Oct. 6, 2009). That is a nice retort to the cop who three years ago amiably told me that he routinely pats down suspects

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