Fourth Amendment Does Not Require Probable Cause – Police Dodge Suit Over RNC Protest Crackdown.

Tue, Aug 28, 2012

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Since the video shows that many protestors had gas masks and were yelling profanities and taunting the police officers, “a reasonable officer in St. Paul could have believed that the Fourth Amendment did not require a probable cause determination with respect to each individual in a large and potentially riotous group before making arrests … and could have easily concluded that the group … had committed a crime and the group was acting as a unit.”
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