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Federal Court Empowers Police Who Lie

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Police stopby Matt Agorist, Activist Post

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that police officers can lie to suspects in regards to a traffic stop — even when no violation has occurred.

The ruling essentially gives police officers carte blanche to stop anyone they want for absolutely no reason — merely acting on a hunch.

According to the ruling,”So long as the facts known to the officer establish reasonable suspicion to justify an investigatory stop, the stop is lawful even if the officer falsely cites as the basis for the stop a ground that is not supported by reasonable suspicion.”

The court goes on to justify their rights violating and Stasi-esque ruling by claiming it’s okay as long as the officer truly believes the subject of his lies has criminal intent.

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