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Passenger Frisk After Traffic Stop Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit says police had a reasonable suspicion to frisk a back-seat passenger:  The traffic stop for running a red light occurred in a high-crime neighborhood at 3:30 a.m., with four male passengers in the vehicle and a driver who could not explain aggressively chasing a vehicle in front of him; and defendant was ...