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Terry stop in high-crime area constitutional, says 4th Circuit (access required)

Police didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment by conducting a Terry stop of individuals loitering outside a convenience store in a high-crime area, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a firearm conviction. An officer on routine patrol in an area known for “countless” drug arrests and “multiple” shootings observed the defendant and ...