Incorrect understanding of the law and its consequences.
Intentional effort to mislead, with a goal of increasing opposition.
Correct understanding of the law and its consequences.
Sincere disagreement with both the law and its consequences.
Other (Please explain).
If the law prevents officers from doing this specifically, can you show it to me? I missed it when I read the law, and since this is what the fuss is all about, i'd love to see it.
It all depends upon the situation. Every situation is different and there is no "This is how "this" is done...." attitude.
This is why we have judges, there is never ONE answer to an action police officers make. Answers and other information determine the outcome and next decision/question made by police.
Its just sad that they don't get more respect for what they do.
The problem is that people who don't live in Arizona don't see the things that Arizonians see. Reasonable suspicion should be a broad term so more people who are obviously illegal can be captured. If you aren't an illegal immigrant then why wouldn't you support 'reasonable suspicion' being a broad term? I am fine with getting pulled over because I look Spanish if more illegals are captured.
The police are given a fairly wide latitude here, and I certainly saw nothing in the law that put any limit whatsoever on 'reasonable suspicion'.[/quote]Because reasonable suspicion is a very well known legal standard that has been used for decades. The police officers already know what reasonable suspicion is NOT. The only people pissed off about this are people who have no clue what it is, and think it is some type of new concept.
In most states, it only takes an officer to have "reasonable suspicion" to conduct a traffic stop. North Carolina included.
And that would be that person's own problem for agreeing to answer those questions. Stopping someone because they are hispanic is not reasonable suspicion to stop anyone. However, if an officer walks up to a person on the street and asks them, and they agree to answer the questions, the Officer has done nothing wrong because this is what is called a "voluntary contact". The individual is free to tell the officer they don't feel like talking to them and walk away.Basically, if the police officer wants to check your immigration papers simply because you are hispanic or speaking Spanish, you could face detainment if you don't produce them, or they verify your immigration status by holding you until they do.
Learn what reasonable suspicion is, its nothing new. Thats the problem here.If the law prevents officers from doing this specifically, can you show it to me? I missed it when I read the law, and since this is what the fuss is all about, i'd love to see it.
And no, just because someone is hispanic, it is not REASONABLE to believe they are an illegal immigrant. Thus any suspicion would not be REASONABLE. And any action taken on faulty reasonable suspicion would be nullified.