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Re: Mandatory ID in California?
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At 08:45 AM 10/25/95 -0700, Ian Goldberg wrote:
>>From "The Daily Californian", Wed., 25 October, 1995, page 3:
>"Police were called to the scene by an officer who passed Burton
>and smelled marijuana smoke, Phelps said. The officer believed
>it was coming from Burton's cigarette.
>"The officer issued a citation to Burton for smoking marijuana
>and requested to see identification. Burton refused to show
>identification and argued that smoking marijuana is legal in
>Berkeley, Phelps said.
>"The officer, in accordance with police policy, arrested Burton
>for refusing to properly identify himself."
>That last sentence seemed ominous to me...
> - Ian
Actually, "Failure to Identify" is a misdemeanor in most municipalities nationwide.
It is definitely so here in Indiana, and in most places I've been to. The only thing
surprising is that YOU were not aware of this! :-) The point being the Cops always
want to know who they're fuc... er, dealing with. The first thing they'll do is radio
in who they're accous... er, stopping. The reason for this is, should they get their
just desserts... I mean come to some harm, the rest of their gang... I mean,
brother officers will know who to come after! :-)
Benjamin T. Moore, Jr.
(Jian #AJF IRChat)
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