Federal court rules frisking unconstitutional

But the frisk requires more, that an officer have “articulable suspicion” that an individual subject is armed and dangerous. The court said it wasn’t enough that the men as a group avoided eye contact with officers and started slowly moving away when police arrived or that Williams had his hands in his pockets near his waistband.

Via Gun conviction reversed after ‘frisk’ ruled unconstitutional@ JS Proof and Hearsay Blog