Re: Traffic stop does not justify home entry
Originally Posted by JLA
If they light you up well in advance of your home it would be considered a pursuit and they can enter your home and apprehend you, or shoot you if you get aggressive.
My dad thinks this way and has tested the law much to his demise many times. He once assaulted a cop because he thought it was legal for him to do so on his own property, boy was he wrong. he still gets a 5 day delay when he buys a new gun because of that 20 year old charge.
Guess my point is, dont break the law and if you get lit by a cop just pull over and let him do his thing. I got lit up yesterday on the way home from work becasue the DOT officer passing me didnt see my seatbelt because it was the same color as my shirt. I knew I was in the clear, but he did his thing and didnt take up but 5 minutes of my time. Gave me a chance to snack on the box of fresh catfish I just picked up from chicken express.
Same here. I find if I just do what they ask, and be helpful, they don't give me a hard time.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."