FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT BUMPER STICKERS, AIR FRESHENERS ARE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT BUMPER STICKERS, AIR FRESHENERS ARE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

A panel of judges unanimously held that the presence of bumper stickers, air fresheners, and religious symbols in a vehicle can be considered “reasonable suspicion of criminal activity” during a traffic stop.

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals was asked to consider if this was a reasonable standard for extending a traffic stop for an investigation. The panel, consisting of Judge Edith H. Jones, Judge Jerry E. Smith, and Judge Gregg J. Costa, unanimously agreed that these were reasonable circumstances for conducting an investigation, even after the relevant steps had been taken to deal with the speeding infraction.

“Officer Tamez had reasonable suspicion of criminal activity apart from the traffic violation,” the Court of Appeals wrote, in its July 20th, 2015, decision, upholding a lower court’s conviction of the couple and seizure of their cash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

OK, folks, it's official: the Federal judiciary has just collectively lost its mind.

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