The LAPD and private security are targeting random people with ‘stop-and-frisk’ searches on public sidewalks before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Police have also installed metal detectors on the sidewalks near the famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
— Jon Baird (@KNXBaird) December 14, 2015
The Star Wars premiere is on my street. Sorta cool pic.twitter.com/xkf11Yy8Hc
— DMF The Kid (@dmfdmfmusic) December 14, 2015
“LAPD and private security officers are already blanketing several square blocks around the famed Chinese Theatre, where The Force Awakens event is going down,” TMZ revealed. “We’ve learned anyone strolling through the [public] area could be searched, frisked, and even wanded with metal detectors.”
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) December 14, 2015
In other words, even people not associated with the event who are simply passing through a public area are subject to a warrantless search.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) December 14, 2015
The film is premiering at the theatre Dec. 14, three days before its official U.S. release on Dec. 17.
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