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Pat Down OK for Pocket Bulge (access required)

Police had a reasonable articulable suspicion that defendant was carrying a concealed weapon when they encountered him with two male companions in a known high-crime area at 3:00 a.m., and he attempted to conceal one side of his body where police identified a bulge and kept lowering his arms after raising them for a pat-down; ...