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Ninth Circuit Outlaws Random Motorist Searches Over Fish – Fish Cop stop and search was Fourth Amendment violation.

Fish and Wildlife Captain Michael Cenci and his subordinates have followed the Tarabochias, detained them without cause, confronted them on their fishing boat and threatened them on several occasions with various criminal charges. In 2006, the brothers made a formal complaint to the local prosecutor who invited Cenci to discuss the issue in a meeting. Before it began, Cenci tried to frisk Joseph Tarabochia, which the prosecutor immediately stopped saying Cenci’s behavior was “outrageous.” Read the rest here  Fishing family’s civil-rights suit against state officials reinstated – the “organized crime of fishing.” here