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Chris -- 2015-05-30
was a precedent setting decision by the US Supreme Court which thereafter allowed police officers to stop and frisk people on the street if the the police held a “reasonable suspicion” of that person’s perpdom. Kind of like what we do with purported eggcorns. It’s also known as a stop and frisk, a Terry frisk, and a Terry stop. With no requirement for a warrant or probable cause for arrest, it is sometimes thought of as a cherry stop. Other connotations may come into play as well.
Officer writes to say that in his experience, prostitutes will carry weapons, so he proceeded to perform a cherry frisk on her.
http://tdcaa.infopop.net/eve/forums/a/t … 67317/p/12
“Jeez! Do we live in Nazi Germany? What was going on? Was he stoned and driving down the street? Was he walking on the sidewalk with friends? Were the police following him, targeting him for a cherry arrest?”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162- … 04083.html
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Last edited by burred (2012-12-29 15:12:05)