After he told her she was not suspected of committing a crime, she said she was going to leave. He had no right to stop her from leaving.
As far as searching her bag, the courts have ruled that officer safety can take precedence in many situations, so if she had stayed he could have searched the bag on those grounds. If he had found something (there was probably a pharmacy in there) he would have grounds to arrest.
 July 29, 2015 at 5:07pm
We can all agree she doesn’t know the law. But she was free to leave.
The officer told her she wasn’t suspected of committing any crime (“As far as I know you have not done anything wrong-at this point…”) but still detained her. Terry Stops don’t allow cops to detain a person unless he/she is suspected of committing or is about to commit a crime. And you can’t detain a person with the hope you’ll eventually find something.
Sadly, we don’t have the luxury of claiming we did not break the law. There are way too many laws on the books that are subject to interpretation, an officer can arrest you with little or no cause. She had the chance to go and decided to act the fool.
Confronting an officer can be considered an attack. Swearing at anyone is also considered a form of assault. Then there’s the yelling rape and resisting arrest. Disturbing the peace and so on and so on… She is lucky he was one of the nice cops.
You get a nice cop, play nice. You get a power mad one, shut up and wait for a lawyer. This isn’t the America we grew up in.
 July 28, 2015 at 7:49am
Sorry, but the number one city in the US for BBQ is Nashville. Number two is Memphis. KC is a distant third and Lexington didn’t even make the list. Even Philadelphia beat Lexington. Philadelphia!!
ModerateRepublican, I think it’s safe to say you don’t have any Black friends. And it’s easy to see why.
 July 24, 2015 at 6:10pm
Stop taking your wife on a date to McDonald’s. Problem solved.
July 23, 2015 at 7:57am
Best of luck. You will be meeting my brother. Be nice.
 July 23, 2015 at 7:53am
Obama didn’t lower the flag for Whitney Houston. The flag was lowered in her home state of New Jersey by order of the governor. Can anyone tell me who the governor of New Jersey is?
Next time you see an Internet meme that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Use the Google.
 July 22, 2015 at 5:53pm
My brother works at Mizzou, he’s the director of student-something-or-other. I know he has to think this is the greatest idea ever. He was OK when he graduated with his undergraduate degree from another school, but went completely over the edge, full on Lib went he got his Master degree from Mizzou. We just have to agree to disagree when it comes to just about everything.
Unfortunately, it sounds like he belongs to a cult. If we saw a religious group putting similar restrictions on freedom of expression, we'd scream bloody murder & insist that the group be investigated & put the members through deprogramming!! Nowadays the exact opposite is happening to liberals & these institutions! It is simply cult programming - done in the name of this new great god of "INCLUSION". Baloney. It denudes a person from their identity. Just like a cult does to a person. Just like dictators & tyrants do to a society before taking it over. This is so dangerous. We joke about drinking the koolaid & Jim Jones - but this inclusion crap was around in the '70's and we see where that led. I pray your brother wises up & separates himself from this insanity before he becomes any more delusional.
Can't shoot 'em eh?
Oh crap I live in the sane city as Mizzou. I'll be attending in a few years, it will be funny to see what they try to feed me. I won't catch the bait lol.
 July 21, 2015 at 6:38pm
It was secret when I may or not have flown it back in the mid-80s. In fact one day my boss pointed to the airliner and said “See the plane over there?” And I said “What plane?” He slapped me on the back and said “Exactly.”
Not so much anymore.
 July 21, 2015 at 10:11am
Absolutely true and I agree with you 100%.
But think of it as profiling terrorists. At the airport do you shake down 3 yr. old toddlers and little old ladies or do you closely look at the 22 yr. old male Muslim traveling from the Middle East?
Illinois is a safe state. Get outside of the city and it’s all corn for hours on end. Most of Chicago is generally safe. The vast majority of murders in Chicago occur in the projects and small neighborhoods. Does the 21 yr. old in the projects who has gang tattoos on his face and wants to buy five Hi-Points with cash warrant no more attention than the farmer who wants a .22 to kill varmints?
Its a tough question because the Constitution says to treat them the same. But one of these two is more likely to shoot somebody while robbing a convenience store. And it’s not the farmer.
proliance You are right in everything you said, but the implication (or at least what I infeer from what you said) is not what i would fully agree with.
I think the solution is not to restrict our rights but to expand law enforcement, IE to have more cops and more citizens who are trained in the proper and safe handling of firearms and allowed to freely have them as the 2nd Amendment states.
Back in the old West no one shot up the general store or the one room schoolhouse just for fun or just because they were some kind of psycho.
Because anyone who might have wanted to do that, would have understood that everyone else with their own guns would shoot him dead as soon as he started shooting.
I think the solution therefore is actually more guns and more freedom for the citizens.
The constitution applies just as much to the inner city boy as it does to the country girl.
You want to live in a nice controlled and safe society?,, then move your Statist rear end to North Korea.
 July 21, 2015 at 8:25am
I want to be there when someone answers “yes, I am a Muslim” and then pulls out his military ID. Is he going to make exceptions for military members who are Muslim? How about cops?
i was wondering that same thing.
is he going to deny Muslims that serve, or have served, in the USMC with honor?
you mean like hadal……………….there are no radical muslims……………just the true believers
I wouldn't. Especially not the cops.
As for military members? Nidal Malik Hasan comes to mind...
Vocation not the issue. Muslim free zone means Muslim free zone. What they do for a living is their cover.
Do you remember of major Hasson the military guy that killed us soldiers in Fort hood. He was a Muslim.
The soldier that fragged his commander and a few others when I was Kuwait back in 04 was muslim. Just because your in the military don't mean your going to fight for the right side.
 July 21, 2015 at 8:19am
Yeah, something tells me he didn’t think this through.
 July 20, 2015 at 6:40pm
The people who support Trump are the same people who supported Chris Christie a few years ago. Christie was loud, arrogant and shouted down anyone who disagreed with him. Nobody really cared what his message was, they only cared about how it was delivered. I saw a loudmouthed blowhard, most Republicans saw a hero.
When Christie flew a state helicopter to his son’s baseball game I complained that he was wrong. He was wasting taxpayers money on frivolous expenditures. And I was called liberal, a democrat and everything a shallow minded person could think of because I complained.
It took a year or so, but I was proven right.
There’s a new loudmouth blowhard on scene and his name is Trump. He’s given more money to help elect Democrats than Republicans. He’s all over the place in politics and his style is to find a subject that pisses people off and wave it in their faces. Get them angry, get them passionate, and get their vote.
Once enough people realize Trump’s ideas are just plain stupid (I”ll get Mexico to pay for the border wall!) he’ll soon enough fold like a cheap suit. If you want style over substance, just like you liked Chris Christie and the way he yelled at reporters, then stick with Trump. But you have to understand you’re asking for a politician who’ll make you feel good instead of doing the right thing. You want your own version of an Obamaphone and Obamacare.
Actually I have never supported Christie. He's a derelict blob of nothingness totally in bed with the RINO's why the heck would I support that guy ?
Trump is honest, successful, a patriot, and the ONLY candidate with the guts to stand up to "PC" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2eS218ES6E
Trump's a chump. He's nothing more than the Republican version of Obama. Obama got elected (twice) because he told people what they wanted to hear, and that's all The Donald is trying to do now,
So true. The same people I hear supporting Trump are also nostalgic about Christie
They lack the ability to look at the whole person BEHIND the pop culture appeal of the message delivered with a little style.
True conservatism is something that sees above and around relativism. To do that God has to be at the center of one's life. That is what makes a person pro-life, pro First and Second Amendments, and all the rest.
[-4] July 18, 2015 at 2:56pm
Trump just insulted Vets in general and specifically POWs.
He should give up on going to Washington and go straight to Hell. He’ll fit in better there.
 July 18, 2015 at 10:33am
C’mon guys, the police investigated themselves and found they could do no wrong. Nothing to see here. Move along. And stop resisting.
Actually, thanks to all the laws and regulations. They technically just found another law/regulation and violation. Just blame the Establishment for not being in compliance.
Isn't laws great! --- Even if they are wrong. Either they find something else you was in violation, or someones else. Sounds just like Obama and the Democrats when they violate the laws. Doesn't it?