Refusing Subway Searches

Refusing Subway Searches - The Citizen's Guide to Refusing...

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The Citizen's Guide to Refusing New York Subway Searches Download a PDF half-page flyer to print and distribute In response to the recent London terror attacks, New York police officers are now conducting random searches of bags and packages brought into the subway. While Flex Your Rights sees no evidence that these searches will reduce the terror threat, we have serious concerns that this unprecedented territorial expansion of police search powers is doing grave damage to people's understanding of their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. In addition, as innocent citizens become increasingly accustomed to being searched by the police, politicians and police agencies are empowered to further expand the number of places where all are considered guilty until proven innocent. Fortunately, this trend is neither inevitable nor irreversible. In fact, the high-profile public nature of these random subway searches provides freedom-loving citizens with easy and low-risk opportunities to "flex" their Fourth Amendment rights by refusing to be searched. If you're carrying a bag or package into the subway, here's what you need to know and do in
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2008 for the course LAW 1 taught by Professor Law during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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