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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque jury has acquitted a Seattle man who refused to show his identification to Transportation Security Administration officers at a New Mexico airport.
Mocek was facing several charges, including failure to obey an officer and concealing his identity. He was found not guilty of all charges on Friday.
Originally posted by dainoyfb
In Canada it is against the law for any peace officer to demand your identity unless there is evidence you are involved with criminal activity or being asked to produce a license while operating a vehicle. I have fought and won a charge of obstructing a peace officer for refusing to identify myself and am now bring up two criminal charges, a bylaw charge and a civil suit against five RCMP officers regarding the incident.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
While I understand peoples argument, TSA in this case is not acting under color of law, so their was no civil rights violation as people would perceive it. This is one of the reasons TSA is able to do what they are doing, in addition to the airports being private propertyeditby]edit on 22-1-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mtnshredder
reply to post by Xcathdra
What about the public officer that was called to the scene, he's acting under a color of law isn't he? I wonder how they look at that as far as, jurisdiction and civil duty of the different agencies? There lays a gray area I believe, or maybe not, IDK without digging. Do you know by chance?