Dragnet Arrest – a sweeping arrest of people suspected of possible involvement in criminal activity or a civil disturbance

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dragnet arrest:
(1959)

1. A sweeping arrest of people suspected of possible involvement in criminal activity or a civil disturbance.  *  This type of arrest is illegal in the United States because it is based not on probable cause but on unsupported suspicion or belief. — aka round-up; wholesale arrest. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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