Extortion and blackmail

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Country: United States of America
State: California

Hi, Recently I was threatened by someone telling me they would plantilligal substances in my car then call the police... Is this possible? If the call is made, can and will an officer search my car?

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It is illegal to make such a threat--report that to the police if need be--
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Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten...These communications cement AMI's long-earned reputation for weaponizing journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism.
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The one-time Brigadier left Maghaberry with fellow UFF man John "Bonzer" Boreland after serving less than three years for extortion and blackmail.
THERE is light ahead in the murky world of extortion and blackmail in Ulster.