[nfb-talk] Of safety matters (off-topic?)
d m gina
dmgina at samobile.net
Fri Feb 4 17:31:50 UTC 2011
Yes I would have been frightened as you were, while you did the correct thing.
Could have been just a jerk on the street.
What did you do just walk away?
> I would be most interested to hear from individuals who have had
> not-so plesent expiriences with law enforcement.
> By this I mean that you've been stopped by an officer who demands to
> see identification, but refuses to properly identify themselves other
> than to say that they are a police officer.
> I have had an expirience with an officer who said ssimply that they
> are with the police and would like to see my identification. Being
> blind, I cannot identify this person visually, so with long white
> cane in hand, I asked for the officer to further identify themselves,
> to show me some sort of identification confirming that they are who
> they say they are. The officer refused to do so, and went on to
> say that if I didn't give them my ID, they would arrest me.
> I'm no legal expert, but I imagine they can't just arrest someone who
> refuses to give them ID if there is no effort on the officer's part
> to further confirm in a reasonable manner.
> I contacted the station the next day and was patched through to
> a supervisor, who confirmed that there is nothing legally that
> mandates an officer to do anything but askyou for your ID. I assume
> though, that this is only applicable to uniformed police officers.
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