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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 59 minutes ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Making out is not a crime.

I do not see how your conclusion follows as "perfectly reasonable".


Because I'm not saying that the officer knew that a crime had been committed. Rather, that there was enough of a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I noticed you ducked my point about hypocrisy.

I didn't know you were soliciting a response - it was at the bottom of your footnote. It's not hypocritical, because the names are being requested for vastly different purposes. The [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Sounds like the South Side of Chicago.

One reaps what one sows. A police force that wants cooperation would do well to earn it rather than demand it.


Again, I return to my initial point - does it help to withhold the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Question: If the cop sees no crime, and nobody is pressing charges, why should he take my name and call it in?

Doesn't that seem a tad police state-like to you?


Nope.

There's been a report that you were having [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I see it as protecting the Constitution by insisting the state limit its use of police power and strictly adhere to the 5th amendment.

Which is, of course, your right. If you consistently exercise that right, though, it guarantees [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

From what I have read, I doubt it. If you concur, then I also believe that you are downplaying the request about identifying yourself versus producing papers or other official government documents (and I hope that it is inadvertent and not [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

What do I gain by being in their data base?

You help the police officer do his job and end the encounter that he's having with you.

It's not about whether they're "your friend" or not. They're government employees [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Lemmee get this straight...a 911 call for having sex in public? Since when is having sex in public an emergency? Isn't that a mis-use of 911? Shouldn't you dial the direct police number (it's in the phonebook, usually inside the front [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

My response would have been to state "Am I under arrest? Then am I free to go?" ad nauseum.

I'm curious about this. Why would you do that?

You have every right to do it, of course. You are entitled to know whether [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Seems to me that the call was referenced by the officer twice before race was ever mentioned.

True - my mistake.

Albaby

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Sorry - it's just that some of your posts sound awfully close to leaning toward a police state that we should just bow down to.

Really? I don't think I've advocated anything other than responding with civility and courtesy when [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:46 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

So, basically, I (or anyone) can call the police and leave an anonymous complaint about someone doing something - maybe in the Safeway parking lot or at the mall - and the police go out and can just pick anyone out of the crowd who looks kind of [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:21 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

In this instance I disagree. She did not respond with violence and the charge was petty. The cops were responding to a lewd conduct call and did not witness such conduct on arrival. When she refused to offer ID at that point the cop should've [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:46 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

If there has been no crime committed, and you are not under arrest, why must you be handcuffed for walking away from the police?

Because the police are permitted to briefly detain you for questioning without putting you under arrest. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:51 AM

Re: Urban sprawl and CO2 emissions

Both cities have a population of slightly over 5 million but Atlanta has ten times as much carbon emissions per person.

In addition to the points raised downthread, note that the article only talks about emissions due to [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:30 AM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

That's no excuse for the rest of us not to do whatever we can also.

As I've mentioned before, this ignores the realities of collective action problems. If China doesn't halt its consumption of the world's carbon budget, then [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:12 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I think because many of these people do not desire a "routine interaction" with the cops. They've either experienced firsthand what the cops consider "routine" -- or they certainly know about the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:11 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

and then getting tossed in the back of a police car for the crime of public affection ...

Except that's not true.

She was not tossed in the back of the police car for the "crime" of public affection. She was [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:22 PM

Re: Sanders for president?

I realize international law is not your specialty, but you tell me...based on international law were they not war criminals?

I don't know. It's a complicated issue, and one that requires a lot more examination of international law [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:04 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

I think they are taking it seriously, but whether it will be enough is debatable.

That's not really evidence that they're taking it seriously, though. One thing that the Rolling Stone article makes clear is that this is not an [more]

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