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4th Circuit: ‘Armed’ does not mean ‘dangerous’ (access required)

Gun laws have changed since Terry decision

The fact that an individual is armed, “in and of itself,” is not an objective indication of danger and does not justify a frisk under Terry v. Ohio, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Feb. 23. Under Terry, police may conduct a pat-down for weapons where there is reasonable suspicion that a suspect is ...

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