“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Terry v. Ohio

Terry v. Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Terry v. Ohio Marker
Inscription.  This nation’s landmark case on the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures began in Cuyahoga County. In 1967, for the first time in history, African-Americans both argued and heard a case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Defense attorney Louis Stokes and assistant prosecutor Reuben Payne debated limits on police searches before the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. The Supreme Court held that Officer Martin McFadden’s frisk and seizure of guns from suspects on Euclid Avenue about to rob a jewelry store was unconstitutional. They upheld Cuyahoga County Appellate Court judges Joseph Silbert, Joseph Artl, and J.J.P. Corrigan and adopted the rule trial Judge Bernard Friedman issued: Police may search for weapons if they have a reasonable suspicion that a suspect is armed and dangerous.
Erected 2017 by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 131-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Terry v. Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Terry v. Ohio Marker
Lakeside Avenue West is in the distance.
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Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 41° 30.169′ N, 81° 41.847′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lakeside Avenue and West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on West Lakeside Avenue. The marker is on the remnant of what was once West 2nd Street, now unnamed, that is now access to the Huntington Park Parking Garage. This street separates the historic courthouse from Fort Huntington Park square. Marker is on the courthouse side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 W Lakeside Ave, Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navy Bicentennial (a few steps from this marker); We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours (within shouting distance of this marker); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); War Savings Stamps (within shouting distance of this marker); John T. Corrigan (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The Burnham Mall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Commemorate 300 Years of German Contributions (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Terry v. Ohio. “The procedure called ‘stop and frisk’ was controversial. Police argue that they require a certain flexibility in dealing with quickly evolving and potentially dangerous situations that arise during routine patrol of the streets. On the other hand, those suspicious of giving the police broad investigatory power contended that the police should not be able to assert their authority over citizens without some specific justification upon intrusion into protected personal security, coupled with judicial oversight to ensure that the police do not routinely abuse their authority.” (Submitted on July 22, 2019.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 22, 2022