Police: Teen found packing loaded gun in her pants at Hailey Apartments

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on gun charges at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain around 8 p.m. yesterday.

Police say officers on patrol spotted - and were spotted by - a group of people outside 170 Heath St.:

Upon seeing the officers, one of the individuals suddenly turned and began to walk away from the group while clutching at the waistband area of her pants and looking back over her shoulder at the approaching officers. The officers were able to stop the suspect a short distance away at which time a female officer performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun. The suspect was then placed in custody.

The teen, too young to be publicly named, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.

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Rolls eyes

Simplistic morons might think that.

But you'd just blow her head off, right, LIKE A BIG MAN!

Internet tough guys are so pathetic.

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You do...

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Realize how ironic your being, right?

Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

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Pat Frisk?

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What did she get stopped for? Why did they "pat frisk" her?
How does a 16 y.o consent to a voluntary search?
I'd glad another gun is off the street. But iis looking over your shoulder and grabbing your pants is probable cause?

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It's a

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common indicator of someone carrying a gun.

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The police do not need

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The police do not need probable cause to stop someone on the street; the modern standard is "reasonable suspicion," which is so low a bar as to be meaningless. For "officer safety" they can then perform a warrantless search of the person, and anything they find is admissible in court.

The idea that you have any rights against this kind of thing went out the window with the Terry v. Ohio case in 1968.

Background.

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