USA v. Randy Johnson

The Seventh Circuit Court reviewed a three-judge panel’s ruling that police can legally detain and search a person whose car is parked illegally. The dissenting judge in… read more

The Seventh Circuit Court reviewed a three-judge panel’s ruling that police can legally detain and search a person whose car is parked illegally. The dissenting judge in the 2-1 decision said the court was enabling police seizures for “parking while black.”

The case arose when Milwaukee police saw a car stopped within 15 feet of a crosswalk, which is unlawful unless the car is “actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers.” One police car drew up parallel to the stopped car. Another approached from behind and shined lights through the car’s windows. Officers saw a passenger in the back seat try to hide a firearm. Randy Johnson, the passenger, was prosecuted for possessing a weapon that, as a felon, he was forbidden to have. Mr. Johnson was seeking to have that conviction overthrown. close

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  • Keith Alexander Assistant U.S. Attorney U.S. District Court->Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • William Bauer Chief Judge (Former) U.S. Court of Appeals->Seventh Circuit
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USA v. Randy Johnson

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Program ID:
419436-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2016 | 3:14am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 20, 2016 | 1:40pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 10, 2016 | 3:14am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2016 | 3:43am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2016 | 5:54am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2016 | 6:40am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2016 | 2:52pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 20, 2016 | 1:40pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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