"The existence of a reasonable suspicion is based upon specific and articulable facts, and the rational inferences that may be drawn from those facts.”); State v. Arango, 9 So. 3d 1251 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009); §901.151(2), Fla. Stat. (2007) “Whenever any law enforcement officer of this state encounters any person under circumstances which reasonably indicate that such person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a violation of the criminal laws of this state . . . the officer may temporarily detain such person . . . ."
Judge Tunis, to "put it mildly" catches a good old fashion trip to the woodshed by our favourite senior Judge:
"The contrary conclusion, which seems to have been indulged by the trial judge, amounts to a finding not only that the defendant’s actions in accompanying, following, and waiting for Marcos and then attempting to flee when he was apprehended were completely innocent and the connections to the drug deal completely coincidental, but that the police were unreasonable as a matter of law in thinking otherwise. To put it mildly, that conclusion is unacceptable."
WALL OF SHAME:
We removed an item in yesterday's comments section that mistakenly listed a former ASA as being involved in a Ponzi scheme. We didn't post it and we are sorry it could not be removed sooner but we've been traveling for a few days now and internet access on this forsaken continent is shaky at best.