SCOTUS - Anonymous Tip

The Supreme Court ruled today that police generally cannot use an anonymous tip to stop and search someone for a gun. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court said that Miami police acted unlawfully in 1995 by searching and arresting a juvenile based on an anonymous tip. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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