On May 17 2015 a shootout between rival biker gangs occurred at Twin Peaks in Waco Texas. At least 177 bikers were arrested that day and charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.
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Probable cause is determined by facts and circumstances which would cause a reasonable person to believe a crime has been committed and that a particular person committed that crime.
1. Based on the interview with the couple in the story above do you believe probable existed for their arrest?
2. Can a person be arrested just for being a member of a criminal gang? Is membership in a criminal gang alone probable cause for an arrest?
3. Is presence at a crime scene alone probable cause for an arrest?