Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland
I don’t know. Catching bank robbers is a good thing. What do you think about this article?
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“When I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent that something serious was taking place,” one commuter told local media.
Rockville city, Montgomery County, and Maryland State Police blocked both lanes of Interstate 270 with more than 30 police vehicles, numerous dogs, helicopters, and officers going to car to car with weapons drawn as seen here:
What caused this open manhunt and dismissal of the citizen’s 4th Amendment rights? A bank robbery where the three suspects were believed to have driven their getaway car onto the freeway.
Motorist Carlton Higdon told local reporters there was, “a lot of yelling, a lot of orders being given… helicopters, dogs barking, sirens, police cars driving by”.
Traffic backed up for miles on the freeway for over an hour with no explanation from police. Commuters exiting their vehicles to see what was happened were met with hostility from police. As one woman leaned out of her vehicle to vomit she was yelled at by an officer to stay inside and close her door. I suppose she’s supposed to puke inside her car while they trample her rights.