High court overturns gun conviction, says frisk violated 4th Amendment

A divided Maryland high court on Tuesday overturned an ex-felon's gun possession conviction, saying Baltimore police violated his constitutional rights by frisking him without reasonable suspicion he was armed. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals said Tamere Thornton’s furtive movements during a traffic stop provided the officers with at most an “unparticularized hunch” that ...

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