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ZAZ: The judge's opinion is linked from http://www.aclumich.org/CAID.There is some risk that it will be reversed on appeal. While patrons are not responsible for asking to see the liquor license, an appeals court could decide the totality of the circumstances raised enough suspicion to hold them responsible. Once you say they should have known the party was illegal, the vehicle forfeiture becomes legal.The complaint alleged excessive force by arresting officers. They knew it was one of eight officers, but were "unable to identify the specific officers who allegedly engaged in excessive force." So they lost. That reminds of a case from my area. Police stole valuable jewelry from a guy they arrested. The thief was one of a few known arresting officers, but each of them denied all knowledge. There is no government liability for theft from a prisoner here. ("Detention of goods" exception.) You have to name the specific officer responsible.
BronyMedic: [img.allvoices.com image 609x480]Pictured: Police patrolling the American city of Detroit.
Lionel Mandrake: And this is why I've been a card-carrying member for 14 years.Suck it, haters.
ZAZ: submitter: illegal raidsThe raid was authorized by a search warrant to look for evidence of violation of liquor laws. The warrant was supported by probable cause and in fact there were violations of liquor laws. When police went in they were acting legally.What the judge found illegal was the policy of arresting everybody present at such events without reason to believe that each person arrested had committed a crime.
Hector Remarkable: "In a free country, the police may not conduct commando-style raids on innocent people and seize their property without justification," said Dan Korobkin, ACLUYet, they can here, and regularly do. Ergo...
leevis: Lionel Mandrake: And this is why I've been a card-carrying member for 14 years.Suck it, haters.Does that card somehow entitle you to special treatment or something?
Because People in power are Stupid: Looks like she got a promotion:She is now inspector.
leevis: Does that card somehow entitle you to special treatment or something?