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In era of legal pot, can police in U.S. search cars based on odor?

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By MICHAEL RUBINKAM

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American police can do almost whatever they want. Watch some youtube videos and see. All they have to do is make some sort of excuse and they will get away with it if you take it to court....but they know you probably won't. This is what America has gotten for worshiping police.

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American police can do almost whatever they want.

Some of them.

But most of them are just trying to protect and serve.

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Once you obtain a driving license and vehicle registration you pretty much renders all your rights to private property and law enforcement are permitted to perform all sorts of claims against the conductor.

Back in the day...it was definitely serve and protect - today, law and enforce.

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But most of them are just trying to protect and serve.

That determined belief is exactly the problem I was referring to. Never mind what you or even they think they are "trying" to do in their minds. Look at what they are DOING. Tapping on cars as a signal to their sniffer dog to start barking. Busting people over a harmless plant. Chocking people to death for refusing to show ID. Telling people to stop walking on empty back streets. Arriving unwelcome, sudden and without warrants to homes and shooting people's dogs. Harassing people for filming their activities, lying and claiming its illegal. Calling their momentary whims "lawful orders". Hiding their faces with masks. Shooting people dead for holding wallets or a Wii controller. Defacing the flag with their thin blue line imitation and getting what amounts to gang tattoos such as the Punisher skull. Buying and using para-military gear. Spreading propaganda about how dangerous their job is when its proven more dangerous to be a pizza delivery guy or fireman. Using such propaganda to prop up their constant litany of "fearing for their lives". Planting guns and drugs. Beating surprised and shocked people for failing to comply with orders in .05 seconds or daring to question the cops.

I can easily find for you dozens of examples of all the above. And those so-called "good cops" who tolerate all that in their ranks are not good cops at all.

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Once you obtain a driving license and vehicle registration you pretty much renders all your rights to private property and law enforcement are permitted to perform all sorts of claims against the conductor.

Well, that's not exactly correct - hence the story.

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Look at what they are DOING.

Most of them are protecting and serving. It's irresponsible to start claiming all police as bad because some are.

Tapping on cars as a signal to their sniffer dog to start barking.

Yep, bad cops have done that.

Busting people over a harmless plant.

The police don't make the law, but they have to enforce it.

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The police don't make the law, but they have to enforce it.

False. Their discretion is pretty broad.

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How does that falsify my comment?

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If the police have more than a reasonable doubt by having proof of a crime then by all means arrest or detain the perp.

However, many police will lie and incriminate a suspect into surrendering their rights, based on flimsy evidence or none at all.

The detection of any drug by only using the nose is not conclusive objective proof that the suspect has broken any law.

However, law enforcement use this very unobjective test to arrest and detain people-that is wrong!

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