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9.21.2016

Texas Judge Just Threw Down "All The Feels"



The case was handed down today from Texas' highest criminal court today. It concerned whether the facts justified an officer in believing he had a "reasonable suspicion" to detain someone. The standard has eroded over the years and Justice Larry Meyers of the court, who isn't going to take it anymore, dissented -- and got a little hip.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Moms, nurses, pastors, teachers, coaches, best friends, spouses, etc....when a person has years of experience and sometimes even training in something; over time those "gut feels" based upon a look, a comment, nervousness etc. tend to be pretty darn accurate. There is no way I could lie to my wife's face and she would not know it instantly. And she'd be right. I'm not saying arrest someone or convict someone on a hunch; but frankly I want law enforcement to have some leeway to dig a little deeper when their experience suggests they should. Might save the next person from being knifed and burned in a park.

Anonymous said...

I felt their guilt as they drove past me. That was my probable cause.

DF Feely Texas Peace Officer

Anonymous said...

I wish all cops would quit. All of them. At once. And let all the good, peaceful folks go on about their lives of caring, love and kindness to one another; because once it is declared that there shall be no more police and no more law...you just KNOW that the birds will sing, flowers will bloom, and everyone will lock arms and live in bliss forever and ever.

Anonymous said...

Cops do have a spidey sense and are often right, but the point is to avoid sliding down the slope until the 4th amendment is merely toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

10:52
And if your going to San Fransisco, be sure and wear a flower in your hair!

Anonymous said...

I'd just like to buy the world a Coke, and play guitar and sing Kumbaya all the time, man.

- DF Brain-Fried Ex-Hippie Guy

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, man! I'm going down to the cop shop right now and volunteer to be shot. If they don't kill me outright, I'll sue 'em afterwards and I'll ask Barry to be my mouthpiece.

You know, if cops disappeared overnight, the law would still exist. Free, moral citizens would protect themselves with far better results than the WCTD (Wise County Thug Department).

Cops like martial law because they get overtime and get to strut even more than usual. A big ego wants to be obeyed.

Armed to go to war against citizens, local police are the first responders for TYRANNY.

Anonymous said...

You realize how stupid and insane that is, right? Those people are "pretty darn accurate" because all they talk about is the times they guessed right, not the times they were dead wrong, and nether can be measured. Besides, there are hundreds of thousands inexperienced cops out there who haven't had years of experience to build this magical criminal radar. Should we just let them just trample innocent lives for years until they get it right?

People like you scare the ever loving bejesus out of me.

Anonymous said...

Fact: Officer's perception was correct. Suspect possessed and had been using drugs.

Hint: Don't carry your drugs around.

But but but

Anonymous said...

Cops have a "spidey" sense for minor criminals on the low end of the economic totem pole....it doesn't take a genius to recognize that behavior. Serious criminals are never really caught in this fashion.

Anonymous said...

Just remember, all the feels come back to you.

- DF Steve Tyler

Anonymous said...

Yes the end result justifies "the feel" in a government search sounds fine to me. So when the Government comes to your door and you appear to be nervous, sounds like they should have the right to search to if their feel is correct. So when the Government sees you drive by and you appear to be nervous, sounds like they should have the right to search you and your car to see if their feel is correct.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so let's pretend I'm a far left Democrat policeman with extreme white guilt and I pull you over and "feel" you are acting nervous because you don't look like or act like me. What then?

Times are a changing and the federal government is already pushing local and state police to change how they view criminals. The first group they go after is rural white folks driving pickups because of guns. Soon you will be the one who is nervous!

Anonymous said...

I have a Spidey Sense of criminals in uniform.

Anonymous said...

@4:53....please move to China or North Korea asap. You just don't get it. I think you are trolling and far from serious. God I hope.