The Law: Tossings and Traffic

A Washington, D.C., black man with a narcotics record was stopped in his car by police, and he showed a driver's permit that the officer knew to be invalid. The man was arrested, then thoroughly searched. Because the police found 14 caps of heroin, the man was convicted of a narcotics felony. A Florida college student was pulled over at 2 a.m. after police saw his car weaving. When he said he had left his license in his dorm, he, too, was arrested, then fully searched and finally convicted for possession of marijuana joints found in a cigarette box in...

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