The Campaign For DA

4.15.2015

I'm Not Sure I've Ever Been So Confused

This gets posted under the "Anonymous" post below:

I'm not sure what "leo" stands for. Law enforcement office? But that doesn't make sense with the "dept." tacked on at the end of it. No biggee. I watched the video . . .



Now I'm even more confused. Not only do I not know what this video has to do with that comment, but the video confuses me.  It's like I'm being sucked into a black hole before 9:00 a.m. I don't know if the video is an attempt at comedy or a real life lesson. The youtube description is: "Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.  I'm leaning towards a lesson. "Just shut up and listen" is pretty good advice.

Edit: The original commenter has admitted to an "oops" and posted a link to the wrong video.  This is what he/she meant to send.  Mom is the driver on a traffic stop. Cops wants her son to exit the vehicle. Mom identifies herself as an activist from Texas and is none too pleased with the situation. She makes some great legal points: (1) Can the cops ask a passenger to exit the vehicle after a traffic stop? (2) Can the cops ask the passenger to present ID? (3) Does a passenger simply have the right to walk away?

Off the top of my head, the answers are (1) Ask the driver to get out? Absolutely. The passenger? Probably, but I'd have to research it. (2) Yes, they can ask. I don't think they can demand. (3) I think the answer is yes. The driver is the one lawfully detained because of a traffic violation. The passenger just happens to be there.