June 5th, 2006

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

The good and the bad...

A person get's pulled over a "equipmet violation" (light out?) and the officer sees some "bogus" looking cds and uses those as probable cause to search the vehicle. drugs were found in the vehilce, and the person was convicted of possession with intent to sell.

But...

The rulling was over ruled because a later court found that bogus looking cds and the fear they might be pirated was not enough to warrant probably cause.

http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavtx/0250053.txt

If police are using burned cd's are an excuse to search vehicles in one state, you can be sure the excuse is also being used in other states.