posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 12:07 AM
I had an encounter with the police a couple months ago because a neighbor called the cops on me saying I was throwing an "underage drinking party"
at my apartment.
I was home alone for 4 hours just chilling to some music on my laptop. I had about 5 officers huddled around my door, telling me it was a noise
complaint, asking for my ID, wanting to come inside to look around (fat chance!), and ended up running my license.
Despite the various videos and text files I read about police encounters, I was ill prepared to have half of my towns police force knocking on my
door. Later I find out that it wasn't even my next door neighbors, but just some random person in the complex who likes to call CPS and cops on
If this sort of law was passed here, my frustration would have been increased ten fold. But this is exactly what they want, neighbor's calling the
cops on each other to give them an excuse to search.
My music was not loud at all, my next door neighbor of the apartment "didn't hear a thing".
In New York, it is required of you to show your ID, so I had to comply.
I'm 21, but I look much younger. I also don't carry my ID on me unless I need it (tobacco, driving, etc), so this would obviously cause me some
problems if a law like this was ever passed here.
I live in new york, not the city, but an out of the way small town, for clarity.
[edit on 26-7-2008 by DisobedientCitizen]