Irrational Crossword Clue
Irrational Crossword Clue. THE BIG ONE The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) on 23 May 2017, 12 letters.
The answer: UNREASONABLE
Other possible synonym answer: ARITHMETICAL – CRACKBRAINED – DIFFERENTIAL – DISCONNECTED – HALLUCINATED – ILL-CONTRIVED – INARTICULATE – INCONCLUSIVE – INCONSEQUENT – INCONSISTENT – NOT FOLLOWING – PREPOSTEROUS – SELF-REFUTING – SHORTSIGHTED – ULTRAZEALOUS – UNCONSIDERED – UNDISCERNING – UNFORESEEING – UNREFLECTING – UNREFLECTIVE – UNSCIENTIFIC – UNTHOUGHTFUL
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects persons from unreasonable search and seizures, including the use of excessive or deadly force. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in the case of Tennessee v. Garner, that an officer cannot use deadly force against a fleeing suspect unless the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.
The high court also ruled in Graham vs. Connor that officers who use force must be judged on the totality of circumstances, using a standard of “objective reasonableness.” This standard simply asks: Are the officers’ actions “objectively reasonable” in light of the circumstances confronting them? Several factors may determine “reasonableness,” such as whether the suspect poses an immediate threat to the officer or others, whether the suspect is resisting arrest or attempting to escape, and whether the suspect has committed a severe crime.