Thursday, August 25, 2005

Damned if you do, damned if you don't

Once again, there are no new published Sixth Circuit cases. So, we will borrow words of wisdom from the 7th Circuit so as to have a thought for the day.

"Gilding the lily, the officer testified that he was additionally suspicious because when he drove by Broomfield in his squad car before turning around and getting out and accosting him he noticed that Broomfield was ‘staring straight ahead.’ Had Broomfield instead glanced around him, the officer would doubtless have testified that Broomfield seemed nervous or, the preferred term because of its vagueness, ‘furtive.’ Whether you stand still or move, drive above, below, or at the speed limit, you will be described by the police as acting suspiciously should they wish to stop or arrest you. Such subjective, promiscuous appeals to an ineffable intuition should not be credited."
~ United States v. Broomfield, No. 04-4180,
(7th Cir. July 29, 2005).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great blog - you have just been bookmarked. Will let my visitors to my site know all about it.

I have a ebay acitons misspelled auction search site. It pretty much is a search engine that allows you to search eBay for misspelled auctions and allows you to find some great bargains.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)
eBay misspelled auctions

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Auto Auctions site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

-----------------------------------------------------