Race Relations Worksheet

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John Jay College Name: Tomasz Pulawski
L313 – Law and Politics of Race Relations
Prof. M. Gibbons Date: 10/30/2015

Worksheet – Week #10

1. A pretext stop occurs when a police officer stops a driver for a minor traffic violation so that they can later investigate a different suspected criminal offense. In Robinson the pretext for the stop was that a car sped through a red light. The true reason for the stop was to make sure that no robberies happened that night and to arrest the defendant if there was evidence that he might commit a robbery.

2. In Whren v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court held that as long as the officers have reasonable cause to stop a vehicle than any search and seizure of illegal items in the vehicle

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