View Full Version : Federal court upholds NY MC checkpoints

Gas Man
11-20-2011, 12:43 PM
This is COMPLETE BS :poop:

It is complete discrimination and profiling at it's best.

WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article/APd85690f485cb457190e0848402d86251.html)
Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. A federal judge has rejected motorcyclists' claims their constitutional rights were violated by New York State Police highway checkpoints that stopped thousands of riders and ticketed many.
Judge Gary Sharpe concludes the main focus of the 2008 statewide initiative by troopers, timed to coincide with rallies drawing crowds of riders, was safety.
Sharpe says that distinguishes them from "a general interest in crime control" that could have amounted to unconstitutional seizures when there's no "individualized suspicion of wrongdoing."
Four motorcyclists sued troopers claiming safety was a mere pretext in looking for criminals.

According to Sharpe, 5,342 vehicles passed through 17 checkpoints in 2008.
Authorities inspected 2,278 and issued 1,064 tickets, including 365 for helmet violations, 99 for other safety violations, 600 for non-safety violations, and made four criminal arrests.

Mad Dog
11-20-2011, 01:31 PM
Coming to a state near you.
This is bullshit.

Gas Man
11-20-2011, 01:39 PM
Not here, I'm glad in Michigan they have ALL road blocks down as unconstitutional.