Ajs552 Dqs Week Two

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Does law enforcement have too much authority to stop and arrest people? Explain.

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AJS552 DQs Week TwoDQ 1. Does law enforcement have too much authority to stop and arrest people? Explain.Law enforcement is essential aspect of society but as time goes on their power of discretion continues to expand which in turn presses against the civil rights of the citizen. For example the police have not always had the right to just stop and frisk people in society or to search any car that is stopped due to a minor traffic violation but rulings by the Supreme Court have broadened the investigatory powers of the police in some areas while restricting their behavior in others areas. In the case of Terry vs. Ohio the Supreme Court determined that a police officer that has reasonable suspicion can stop a person on the street and frisk them (Barrett, 2012). The officer does not need probable cause to arrest and if the police officer is wrong the citizen has no avenue to

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