Below is an excerpt from thenewspaper.com……
North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI
North Carolina Appeals Court allows armed HOA security guards to conduct traffic stops that would be illegal for police to make.
Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel took up the case of Frederick Lloyd Weaver Jr, who was stopped on April 20, 2012 by an armed security guard employed by Metro Special Police and Security Services. The HOA for the Carleton Place townhomes near the University of North Carolina at Wilmington contracted with Metro for security services.
No doubt some people will read the story above and say, “What’s the problem?” Others – like me – look at this as another step on our Constitutional rights.
Look at this situation – we have a guy with potentially four hours of training pulling over a citizen because he thought the guy was going too fast. He has had zero training on vehicle speed indication. He has had zero training on determining the sobriety of an individual. Bottom line – he is not a police officer. A citizen was driving through his community and was pulled over AND DETAINED by another citizen.
People – keep events like this in mind when flipping the switch n the ballot box. Would the person you are voting for agree that this is OK? If so – DO NOT vote for them. It is time we start standing up for our rights and not just settle for the lesser of two evils.
I have a problem with this.