Skip to comments.Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber (Colorado)
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 didnt have a description, didnt 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.
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If nobody files a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the victims by tomorrow morning, that means our country is already finished.
And the ‘Tip’ quite likely came from one of the bank robbers, or a friend thereof, that gave them time to get away.
Imagine someone with a valid CCW/CCL driving into that trap... the cops’d shoot first and ask questions later.
The very antithesis of "probable cause".
Baa, baaa, baaaaaaa!
Not one wolf (or even ill-tempered sheep) in the entire flock.
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.
I'm guessing that it was ordered by Holder's FBI.
[ 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”...
From freedom to slavery...in one generation!!!
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.
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.
not out of the realm of probability.
“Imagine someone with a valid CCW/CCL driving into that trap... the copsd 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.
Sounds like those recent cases where someone calls in fake calls which end up with swat teams arriving at your door.
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.
“Aurora is a suberb of Denver, which is a liberal bastion second only to the Peoples 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...
In ancient Rome it was illegal to shackle a citizen for any reason.