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Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber (Colorado)
ABC News ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Erin McLaughlin

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by Islander7

Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.

Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light.

“We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police Officer Frank Fania told ABC News.

Officers barricaded the area, halting 19 cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; constitution; drivershandcuffed; leo; standingarmy; thugs; wellsfargoheist; wellsfargorobbery
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“Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.”
1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

If nobody files a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the victims by tomorrow morning, that means our country is already finished.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:19:23 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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“Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip...”

And the ‘Tip’ quite likely came from one of the bank robbers, or a friend thereof, that gave them time to get away.

3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Islander7

ASS. HOLES.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Imagine someone with a valid CCW/CCL driving into that trap... the cops’d shoot first and ask questions later.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything

The very antithesis of "probable cause".

6 posted on 06/05/2012 7:22:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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“Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.”

Baa, baaa, baaaaaaa!

Not one wolf (or even ill-tempered sheep) in the entire flock.

7 posted on 06/05/2012 7:24:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Islander7

They didn’t have a description. Didn’t have sex, race, age. Didn’t know the vehicle. Still had a “virtual certainty.” What’s that? RFID chip? Then why can’t they pinpoint the car? Why did they bottle up the robber with a bunch of potential hostages?

They showed some confiscated guns. They didn’t show any recovered money. They didn’t name a suspect. And still they say they caught the robber.

I do believe I’d entertain myself with requiring a warrant to search my car, and then a lawsuit for false arrest.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:00 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Islander7
I'm guessing that it was ordered by Holder's FBI.

9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:17 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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[ “Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.” ]

So if you demanded than they provide as earch warrant I would have to wonder what “evidence” they would have “found”. Also would they have arrested you on the charge of “interfereing with a police investigation”...


10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

From freedom to slavery...in one generation!!!


11 posted on 06/05/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Islander7

This would pretty much depend on how ‘reliable’ this tip was in order to stop all those cars. If it was an eyewitness that would be enough, but an eyewitness should be able to provide SOME physical script of the perp. Weird scenario.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 7:31:24 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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Aurora is a suberb of Denver, which is a liberal bastion second only to the People’s Republic of Boulder as a place where illogic and idiocy abound.

Thankfully, the rest of the state is quite sane and - of course - that’s where folks actually do real work and produce things.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 7:34:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Beagle8U

not out of the realm of probability.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: carriage_hill

“Imagine someone with a valid CCW/CCL driving into that trap... the cops’d shoot first and ask questions later.”

CO is quite liberal (in the good sense) with CCW permits. However, when applying for it in a (not Denver) city, the sheriff’s dept always briefs that one should not count on any logic whatsoever if one is stopped in Denver.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 7:37:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Islander7

Sounds like those recent cases where someone calls in fake calls which end up with swat teams arriving at your door.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Islander7

Welcome to the USSA police state.

I visited the Statue of Liberty last year and couldn’t believe the way we were treated at security. This was AFTER the first round of security at Ellis Island. Unbelievable.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Da Coyote

“Aurora is a suberb of Denver, which is a liberal bastion second only to the People’s Republic of Boulder as a place where illogic and idiocy abound.”

Interesting how these college towns, Boulder, Iowa City, Austin, Madison etc are bastians of useful leftist idiots...


19 posted on 06/05/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Islander7

In ancient Rome it was illegal to shackle a citizen for any reason.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT by yarddog
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