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Posco October 14th, 2013 3:01am

If a police officer stopped you while walking down the sidewalk and asked for your identification, would you show them?

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hoosierwisdom inner voice
10/14/13 7:35 am

Got nothing to hide. The police have a difficult enough time

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
10/13/13 10:32 pm

Here in Nevada if you don't show an ID when asked you can be arrested for vagrancy.

Octopus
10/13/13 9:39 pm

Probably not (but maybe, it depends), because I shouldn't have to. I would begin by asking them why.

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Think Lovin Life
10/14/13 4:01 am

Why would you have even the slightest hesitation?

As responsible citizens we have a duty to help law enforcement professionals.

Octopus
10/14/13 5:53 am

I have no problem with law enforcement officials. I would show them if they were respectful. However, if they were rude, abrupt, or reacted poorly when I asked them why, I would be hesitant.

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/13/13 9:08 pm

I almost never have it on me bc I haven't gotten my permit yet so only school ID which I don't rlly carry but if for some strange reason I got it on me, why not show it? I don't rlly care so why cause problems when I don't need to

rlands
10/13/13 8:23 pm

Why not? I don't have a problem with it.

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honest
10/13/13 8:21 pm

I have a tremendous respect for the law. Wouldn't show them my ID though.

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Fjolsvin Midgard
10/13/13 8:19 pm

Am I under arrest? Then I am free to go. Anything other than a yes or no answer to the first question will be met with me invoking my fourth and fifth amendment rights.

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Think Lovin Life
10/14/13 4:02 am

Wrong, just wrong!

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/13/13 8:15 pm

Happened. I don't usually carry one and don't have to show one. They had to accept this.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 8:08 pm

I would have no reason not to

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LochnessMonster Milky way
10/13/13 8:10 pm

Your 4th amendment right says you don't have too. That's reason enough for me to not show them.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 8:17 pm

I just answered the anonymity poll and said I really have no need for it - I may have a right to it - but I have no need for it. Maybe it doesn't bother me because it wouldn't happen here - I know most of the policemen by name already - we either

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 8:18 pm

Went to school together or I've met them through my considerable community involvement

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/13/13 8:20 pm

That's cool. That's one thing I miss about my hometown is knowing everyone. It's really a gift to live in a town like that. And I'm honestly kinda jealous.

hoosierwisdom inner voice
10/14/13 7:38 am

Just because you do not HAVE to does not mean you don't do it

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/13/13 8:08 pm

I would ask if Ive committed a crime, if I have not then no I would never show them my id.

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MisterE Conservistan
10/13/13 8:06 pm

I don't want any trouble. If it doesn't cause you any harm, it's better to respect people who have authority over you.

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kscott516 EB rules
10/13/13 8:27 pm

They have no authority over you if you're not breaking the law

MisterE Conservistan
10/13/13 8:34 pm

Tell that to law enforcement and the courts.

BadUsername
10/13/13 8:04 pm

Nope I have no obligation to.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/13/13 8:04 pm

I might tell them to bugger off. I definitely wouldn't show them my ID.

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