The Death of the Street Stop
Should this pass, why would anyone perform a street stop again?
- Illinois Senate Bill 1304 which passed the House on 28 May 2015 and is
back in the Senate to vote on the House amendments thereto. This Bill
has a real nice addition which is the equivalent of passing out a Ghetto
Lotto Ticket at each police encounter.
(b) Upon completion of any stop under subsection (a) involving a frisk or search, and unless impractical, impossible, or under exigent circumstances, the officer shall provide the person with a stop receipt which provides the reason for the stop and contains the officer's name and badge number.
So you hand them a "receipt" with your name and star, redeemable for a payout from the city once they get three or four witnesses to claim you violated their rights and used naughty language and spoke ill of their parentage. Brilliant.
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