posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by midnightstar
You looking like a felon is probable cause. If a description of a criminal is out, they have the right to stop and ask people who look like them to
Be happy they don't just tackle and arrest you. We are not as unique as we like to think. Plenty of people look a lot alike these days, and guess
what STATE ISSUED ID'S CAN BE FORGERIES!!!
Just because you know yours is real, does not mean the officer knows it's real. Try this, next time it happens (which will likely be a while from
now.) Co-operate, be friendly give them your ID to be checked when asked, let them do their back check, thank the officer and tell them to have a nice
day. I bet you'll be surprised at how good it feels to treat another human being with some respect. Your rights are not infringed by identifying
The officer likely wants to get the interaction done as quickly as you do, so just take a minute and think about how much time you waste on sites like
this, facebook, twitter, email, television, video games and think of how short the interaction with the officer was in comparison. Did you really lose
anything by taking 15 minutes to be a human being, in a social world where there are people out trying to do a job to help maintain the pleasures you
enjoy in life?
Sure, it's kind of neat to think of a world where you are completely in control of everything you do day to day, but when you think every other
person would have that opportunity themselves, you may get shot trying to buy a loaf of bread someone else wanted and that would just be that. No body
wants to live in a world like that. I know this is an extreme thought, but that cop isn't harassing you, he is doing his job, so he can pay his
bills, support his family, eat, and try to protect you and everyone else in the process.