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Phoenix, AZ – The nanny/security state has reared its ugly head, again — this time in the form of a new law that requires passengers in a vehicle to carry identification – with violators facing up to four months in jail and a $750 dollar fine.
Last week, HB 2305 was introduced by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Dist. 20), in hopes of reinstating an Arizona law that was struck down in 2002 after a judge ruled the statute as too vague to enforce.
The reality of the situation is that under established U.S. law, unless an officer has a reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime afoot, a citizen is under no obligation to provide identification. Make no mistake that there is no logic or reason in attempting to force passengers to carry ID under threat of imprisonment.
originally posted by: 727Sky
Show me your papers... a famous line in many movies from times past.. Unfortunately if not now then maybe someday in the future ?
As far back as the circuit court ruling in Corfield v. Coryell, 6 Fed. Cas. 546 (1823), the Supreme Court recognized freedom of movement as a fundamental Constitutional right.
originally posted by: Rookseven
a reply to: brutus61
Yeah, how about a reason to put a law like this in effect. Every time I'm a passenger in a car that gets pulled over they ask for my ID. There's no reason for it and it royally hacks me off. If I didn't do anything then they have no reason or right to see it.
Many travelers in the know use their cell phones and take a picture of their visa and the ID picture page of their passport especially if going to a beach or night club
originally posted by: odinsway
a reply to: 727Sky
If it will eliminate illegal immigration I have no problem having my Id on me. Who above the age of 18 doesn't have an ID anyway? I can tell you who....criminals and illegals.
originally posted by: panaque
a reply to: 727Sky
4th amendment forbids this, and supersedes any laws.