Someone noted an interesting thing about the old photo the Leader used last week to illustrate its audit story. Surprisingly, we didn’t catch the problem right away, although it’s perfectly obvious now.
Glendale managed to turn it into an illegal warrantless stop and interview session:
Mark Horvatch, left, takes down some information from Greg Rubio, right, while Glendale police Officer Matt Zakarian looks on, in this file photo taken Jan. 27, 2010.
(Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)
The guy looks real comfortable, doesn’t he?
Anyone want to bet that the police did not use these stops to do warrant checks on the supposed persons of concern?
What a great opportunity to do bullshit police checks on the homeless population sans PC. Just pull ’em over and start asking personal questions. The community cares so much, and the third parties make it so much easier to do.
Last time Burbank did this they used teams of volunteers to go out and scour the city late at night. The paper and volunteer notices said nothing about the police going along for the inspection visits as well, which turns them into something entirely different if so.
Did they? Do they now?