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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Richard Dahl  
Visiting NYC? Prepare to be Frisked

If you’re planning to visit New York in the near future, be prepared to be patted down by a cop for no reason whatsoever. That’s the message being sent to the general public by the Bloomberg administration in the form of recent statistics released by the city’s police department about its street-stop practices: 203,500 street stops during the first four months of 2012, up from 183,326 over the same period last year. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelley, speaking at a …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Packing Heat? You Can Show it in Philadelphia

A police officer spots a citizen on a crowded city street with a handgun proudly strapped to his hip. The officer draws his own gun, and asks the gentleman to kindly get on the ground (using slightly stronger language.) The man insists that he has the right to carry his gun openly. Who’s right? Open carry legal in Philadelphia with concealed carry permit Man suing city for civil rights violations after being detained for openly carrying Laws vary by state; …

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