It used to be “To Protect and Serve”.
Now it’s “We know you did something wrong. Give up your rights so we can figure out what it is”
Which is stupid, because that is too big to even fit on the side of the car.
The US government has entered its reply brief in the US vs. Wurie case and its argument in favor of warrantless searches of arrestees’ cell phones contains some truly terrible suppositions.
The backstory is this: a woman was walking down the street when a motorcycle cop approached her, asked her if she lived in the area and if she would talk to him. She says his approach made her feel uncomfortable, so she refused and continued on her way.
This was followed shortly thereafter by the cop dismounting, chasing her down, tackling her and placing her under arrest. The police chief claims this arrest was for “walking on the wrong side of the road,” (as well as “evading arrest” and “resisting arrest”) despite the fact that the woman wasn’t ultimately charged with anything.
How can you walk down the wrong side of the road? As long as you’re not in the road, I can’t figure out what the problem might be.