"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
1) Win the next game.
2) See goal #1
"The problem with internet quotes is verifying their authenticity."
The NEW Front Office Plan
for our Miami Dolphins:
-Hire the FH Staff, ad hoc.
... Could we really do worse?!?
(I'll accept the newly created position of beverage consultant)
All I need is reasonable suspicion that your up to something, especially at a checkpoint and I can search you and your car.
This kid was acting suspicious from the moment he refused to comply with the officer and sufficiently lower his window. At that point, I am thinking why is he giving me a hard time over just lowering his window? Ding Ding Ding: He's either drunk (the whole point of this checkpoint) or is possibly hiding something illegal in his vehicle (drugs etc.). Everything he did after that is just making it worse and making me even more suspicious at that point.
As an officer I am just doing my job. That night it so happens that my job/orders are to man a DUI checkpoint and check for driver's under the influence of alcohol or drugs. I just need to make sure that the rest of the citizens in my town/city/county are safe from possible DUI drivers leaving a local bar/nightclub in the vicinity. I am not there to give anyone a hard time and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's Constitutional rights.
If he lowers his window, I ask him a few questions such as "Have you been drinking any alcoholic beverages tonight?"/"Have you taken any drugs or prescription medications that may impair your driving ability?" and if he's not showing any obvious signs of being drunk or on drugs its a quick 10 second "Have a nice night Sir" and that's it. I may ask him for his license, registration and proof of insurance if he was showing some of the less obvious signs but once you've been out in the field for awhile you can spot the ones that need to be detained for DUI pretty quickly.
‘False positives’ suggest police exploit canines to justify searches....
A survey of primarily suburban police departments in Illinois, carried out by the Chicago Tribune, found that 56 percent of all police searches triggered by a drug-sniffing dog turned nothing up.
But, perhaps tellingly, that number jumped to 73 percent when the search involved a Latino subject — meaning that nearly three-quarters of all dog alerts on Latinos turned up no contraband. The study covered a two-year period from 2007 to 2009.