Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Veil Of Suspicion

Decisions in two criminal matters before the New Jersey Supreme Court hold

The only information the officer possessed at the time of the stop was the race and sex of the suspects, with no further descriptors. That information, which effectively placed every single Black male in the area under the veil of suspicion, was insufficient to justify the stop of the vehicle and therefore does not withstand constitutional scrutiny.

(Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2022/01/decisions-in-two-criminal-matters-before-the-new-jersey-supreme-court-hold-the-only-information-the-officer-possessed-at-the.html

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