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Police Computer Alert is ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ for Frisk (access required)

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia says police could pat down a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a broken rear brake light after the computer in the police patrol car alerted on a name search that the passenger was “probably armed and a narcotics seller/user”; the dissent says no other U.S. ...

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