Uncle Bob Essays

658 WordsAug 3, 20133 Pages
Technology seems to develop at the speed of time. There is always something new and exciting on the horizon that someone is talking about. The last place that you would think you would have a negative experience with technology is on vacation; trying to enjoy the sun atmosphere of a place other than home. This is exactly what happened to my Uncle Bob; he was stopped for speeding in Florida. He answered the Law Enforcement Officers’ questions calmly and was then placed into the back of his cruiser. The process by which the Officer obtained the information is very routine; personal, one-on-one conversation. Many people do not realize it but when they are talking to an officer of the law, that person is constantly being evaluated; verbal…show more content…
For example, a law enforcement officer can search NCIC during a traffic stop to determine if the vehicle in question is stolen or if the driver is a wanted by law enforcement. The system responds instantly. However, a positive response from NCIC is not probable cause for an officer to take action. NCIC policy requires the inquiring agency to make contact with the entering agency to verify the information is accurate and up-to-date” (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ncic/ncic, 2010). Uncle Bob could have been detained for many reasons; a bench warrant for a failure to appear for example. The more severe cases may be a felony warrant for drugs, sexual assault, battery, burglary, etc. But at the end of the day it is on the arresting agency to confirm the accuracy of the information that they discover when running his personal data. They need to ensure that what they discover is correct and current. They do this by contacting the agency who provided that original information. The main issues I have with this situation is that Uncle Bob has never left the state of California and for him to have to travel all the way to Florida to get arrested seems a little far-fetched to me. The arresting agency would have to provide thorough due diligence to ensure that it was a good arrest. Did the person sought after ever commit a crime in another state, was the local LEA provided a photograph of the other Uncle Bob, was my Uncle Bob hiding something? All great questions
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