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Court Rules Reclined Car Seat Now Suspicious and Can Justify Warrantless Searches

Court Rules Reclined Car Seat Now Suspicious and Can Justify Warrantless SearchesThis article comes from the Free Thought Project

by Matt Agorist

Topeka, KS — In one of the most stereotypical, rights-violating and tyrannical laws we’ve ever seen, the Kansas Supreme Court just ruled that a reclined car seat is suspicious behavior and can be used by police as a justification for warrantless searches. As if the police needed another reason to stop and harass you, they can now do so — based entirely on your seat posture while riding in a vehicle.

Prior to heading to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals first concluded that a reclined seat “does not significantly add to the probable-cause analysis” because reclining in a seat is “a common, innocuous activity.” Howard, 51 Kan. App. 2d at 38. However, if the officer sees a plastic bag in a car with a reclined seat — they now have probable cause. Howard, 51 Kan. App. 2d at 41.

The case of the State of Kansas v. Cameron Howard began when Howard allegedly attempted to avoid a traffic light by driving through a parking lot. Claiming this gave him probable cause to detain and otherwise extort Howard, a police officer pulled him over. That’s when the officer noticed the ‘suspicious’ passenger seat that was in a slightly reclined position.

Ignoring the fact that the passenger seat was occupied by Howard’s pregnant companion, the officer ordered Howard out of the vehicle. He then noticed an empty plastic bag and claimed this gave him probable cause to search the vehicle. During the warrantless search of the vehicle, the officer found a handgun under the floor mat.

According to the Kansas Supreme Court, “the officer’s training and experience that led him to know people regularly package drugs utilizing twisted off corners of clear plastic baggies.”

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2 comments

  1. Here is another that makes my case that it is the enforcement – law enforcement, First Responders, and military – who must decide if they are going to continue to work AGAINST the US Constitution, against the American people, against our nation by “just following orders” and/or “just doing their jobs”.

    They are required to say “no” to unlawful orders. They are also required to take and KEEP the Oath to the US Constitution above any person or office. Our nation can only be destroyed with your (generic “your”) continued participation.

    BTW, this is another group of judges that need to be REMOVED from office for breaking their Oath, for going against the highest Law of the state, for going against the highest Law of this nation, for Perjury, for not using the required “good Behaviour”, … oh and for a felony or two.

    Yes, surprising or not, there must actually have been a crime committed that is verifiable, not the “suspicion of a crime” since we are not Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s/Lenin’s Russia, Mao’s China, etc, etc YET. But with the LE’s, military,those who carry out the governmental agency unlawful edicts, etc, continued assistance we are getting their rapidly.

    Once again, the choice IS yours. Your nation and legitimate government or treason?

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