Answers for Civics Essential: How landmark Ohio case gave birth to 'stop-and-frisk' rules

Which of the following facts does NOT support stopping and frisking a citizen?

_____ The person is seen in a high-crime neighborhood.

_____ The person or person’s car matches the description in a reported crime.

__X__ The person’s race or ethnicity.

_____ The person flees when spotting police.

 

A fifty-fifty or greater chance that a person is involved in criminal activity constitutes:

__X__ Probable cause.

_____ Reasonable suspicion.

 

If you are stopped by a police officer, you should:

____ Ask to know why you’ve been stopped.

__X_ Cooperate fully.

___ _Cite the guidelines for police procedure established in Terry v. Ohio.

____ Immediately put your hands in the air.

 

A case ruling becomes the law for the entire nation when:

_____ Courts in all 50 states reach the same decision.

_____ Congress votes to support a court’s decision.

__X__ The U.S. Supreme court decides the case.

_____ Citizens vote to enact into law

 

The “exclusionary rule” forbids the use of evidence in a case when:

__X__ Police obtain it illegally.

_____ Defense attorneys object to it during the trial.

_____ It’s discovered after a trial begins.

_____ Source of evidence is unknown.
 

Support for Ohio Civics Essential is provided by a strategic grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation to improve civics knowledge of Ohio adults,

 

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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