Those New Year’s police checkpoints

by Walter Olson on December 31, 2013

Even if the cops wave you to the side amid flashing lights, and functionaries come out to ask you for saliva or blood samples, and keep asking after you say no, it’s all “voluntary.” Right? Right. “A recent Georgia appellate decision reversed a trial court that held the lights atop a police car were merely an invitation to chat rather than a command to stop, the refusal of which tended to produce death by a hail of gunfire.” [Amy Alkon, Scott Greenfield, earlier here, here, and, on "no-refusal" blood-draw DUI checkpoints, here]

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1 Boblipton 12.31.13 at 9:05 am

What could be more amiable than an armed man with a blinding light asking you for blood?


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