...predatory government or the state, but what say an arson had just occurred, using a large amount of gasoline as an accelerant and an unknown male in a hoodie was seen running from the scene less than 5 minutes ago.
Barney Fife was walking foot patrol in the area and as he was responding to the scene, he had a male in a hoodie walk passed him away from the immediate area, who reeked of gasoline.
Would an investigative detention be warranted, in your opinion, or do you have to catch someone in the actual commission of the arson?
Just curious, but where is your line?
As an aside, I would disallow K-9 sniffs as 'probable cause' for search & seizure because I have seen first-hand the training, coaching and false hits that are regularly passed off as PC/reason for further search.
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