ALWAYS make cops get a warrant.

The ruling upholds the idea that police officers can profile and detain people who aren’t actually committing any crimes.

Kingsville, TX — Last Thursday, the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that it is suspicious for a vehicle to have air fresheners, rosaries, or pro-police bumper stickers.The ruling stems from a 2011 Texas court case in which a couple was pulled over for having rosaries hanging from the rearview mirror, as well as a few air fresheners, and a DARE sticker on the back of the vehicle.

Thy were pulled over based on this stuff, searched and, of course, no drugs were found but they had money.The husband, unwidely, allowed the cops to search the car without a warrant.

Yeah, the cops stole that and arrested them. Because they can.

The ruling:

“We do have concerns that classifying pro-law enforcement and anti-drug stickers or certain religious imagery as indicators of criminal activity risks putting drivers in a classic ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ position. But we need not decide whether these items alone, or in combination with one another, amount to reasonable suspicion because we find the more suspicious evidence to be the array of air fresheners and inconsistencies in the driver’s responses to the officer’s basic questions. We have long recognized that the presence of air fresheners, let alone four of them placed throughout an SUV, suggests a desire to mask the odor of contraband.”

War on Drugs again.Cops desiring more ways around the 4th Amendment.

This just has to stop, but it is such a lucrative, easy scam and one that crushes minorities extra hard, law enforcement just can’t give it up.

ALWAYS make cops get a warrant.

Tell them they do NOT have your permission to search anything and make them get a warrant if they are so sure there’s something wrong.

If you have any significant cash, they will take it and you will have to go through hell to get it back.

4 Responses

  1. Great! I’m going to get a bumper sticker that says I love drugs and hang Playboy model type air fresheners from my rearview mirror. And for good measure, I’ll have another bumper sticker that says my body my right. Let’s see what that gets me. The cops will probably net less than $10 in cash. And they don’t have anything to arrest me for…. Greedy bastards.

    And it is moronic to believe that a couple of air fresheners can mask the smell of marijuana.

  2. Arrrrrrrrrr. Pirates are about.

  3. Politely tell them.ypu do not consent to searches..also SCOTUS ruling they cannot search your cell phone without a sure to put a lock/PIN entry on the husband just upgraded to an IPHONE 6, we bypassed the fingerprint option and use the PIN entry for it. Check out the ACLU page it tells you rights during a traffic stop ot any other time when you are detained by law enforcement. Good Info.

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