Discussion Board Instructions
There will be 7 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. You are required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread is to be 150–200 words, cite at least 2 sources, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, you are required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 125–150 words and must cite at least 2 sources. Acceptable sources include the textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, government sources, professional association websites, etc. Each discussion will also require a biblical reference/quote (which is not a part of the original source count).
Responding to a classmate’s post requires both the addition of new ideas and analysis. A particular point made by the classmate must be addressed and built upon by your analysis in order to move the conversation forward. Thus, the response post is a rigorous assignment that requires you to build upon initial posts to develop deeper and more thorough discussion of the ideas introduced in the initial posts. As such, reply posts that merely affirm, restate or unprofessionally quarrel with the previous post(s) and fail to make a valuable, substantive contribution to the discussion will receive appropriate point deductions.
The Post First feature has been activated in the Discussion Board Forums for this course. You will need to post your thread before you will be able to view and reply to other students' threads.
The threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the assigned modules/weeks, and the replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same modules/weeks except for Module/Week 8. For Module/Week 8, the thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, and the replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.
A convenience store is robbed by a white male approximately 21 years old who was wearing a Liberty University baseball cap and t-shirt. The victim cashier’s description is consistent with the store’s poor quality security camera image. The store’s security camera image does not add or detract anything from the victim’s statement.
Two days after the robbery, a local police officer observed a vehicle in the vicinity of the convenience store which displayed a Liberty University student parking sticker. The officer stopped the vehicle and asked the student to produce a driver’s license. The student’s physical description and clothing matched that of the robber. The student claimed that he was shooting “hoops” alone on Liberty University's campus at the time of the robbery. After identifying the driver as John Smith, the patrol officer released the driver. A photograph of John Smith was obtained and entered into a photo array that was shown to the victim cashier. The victim cashier identified Smith as the robber.
Solely based on the fact pattern of this fictional incident, please provide an answer and an explanation of your answer to the following question. Your answer must not incorporate any additional information to the fact pattern, but it may incorporate references to case law.
Do you believe law enforcement has probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for Smith?