Vanishing Freedoms In The 'Homeland'

US Supreme Court says passenger can be frisked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.

The justices accepted Arizona's argument that traffic stops are inherently dangerous for police and that pat-downs are permissible when an officer has a reasonable suspicion that the passenger may be armed and dangerous.

The pat-down is allowed if the police "harbor reasonable suspicion that a person subjected to the frisk is armed, and therefore dangerous to the safety of the police and public," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said.
re: 'pat-downs are permissible'

Open season on the Constitution has begun apparently. In this instance, concerning routine traffic stops, the now clearly NWO-complicit SCOTUS has just erased another line of personal freedom in the land of the free, and has transferred control of your body, i.e. the right to 'not' be touched, to the sole discretion of the policing authorities of the 'homeland'. fyi
compare: Random Search Program Expanding 10-28-08
TSA Given Gestapo Powers? 9-23-08
John 8:36 'If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.'

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