the chief told me that possessing legal weapons is probable cause for detention and search, and that there was a supreme court decision backing that up
Stuff like this always fascinates me Is this really true?
IANAL but I thought probable cause was a reason suspicion of wrong doing. Detecting an odor of marijuana is probable cause for attempting to confirm the possession of an illegal drug (at least in Texas).
How can some legal activity be PC for an illegal one?
This is exactly what I said. It was in Montgomery, Texas, and a city officer. Yeah there was nothing found that would have made them not need consent. He was a old Houston officer, and Houston was the precinct that decided to arrest motorist with weapons under MPA anyway, so they don't seem to actually care what the law says in my eyes. I just wanted to complain to show that that would not be allowed up here, but then the chief backed him up and spewed his garbage.
Beiruty wrote:Blow it off and live your life. Next, please.
This Is the problem, is people blowing off police misconduct. We need to stand up to those who think they can do what they please, they need to know that they work for the people.