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Old 09-20-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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Have you noticed that police seem to always want an ID when ever you come into contact with them. Most states only allow them to do that if you are suspected of a crime. When you get pulled over for speeding I get that they can ask for ID. I'm seeing so many videos now online where people are constantly asked for ID. Personal example was wife went home for lunch saw a man standing on my neighbors lawn didn't know him she called me asked what to do. I thought it was someone putting fliers on doors, so we didn't do anything. Later that day his alarm goes off someone was trying to break into the home.

When I get home I go over there and tell the officer who is taking a report what my wife say he asks for her name and Date of birth. I asked him why do you need that if you want to talk to her I can call her outside I can give you her phone number. He didn't want that at all I gave it to him even though I shouldn't have. What I suspect he wanted to run her name see if she had warrants had nothing to do with her being a witness. People in this country who are law abiding should not have be subjected to constant background checks what happend to the presumption of innocence.

 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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Police can ask for ID for any reason. They especially check for outstanding warrants because there are a lot of them out there and people lie all the time. Cop doesn't know who you are.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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He asked for your wifes info, didn't ask for yours correct?
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Police can ask for ID for any reason. They especially check for outstanding warrants because there are a lot of them out there and people lie all the time. Cop doesn't know who you are.
I guess police can ask. But, I am not certain one has to provide it. Off to research this. May be time to contribute more to the ACLU.

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Old 09-20-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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How does the police know some stranger is law abiding? In your personal example, police didn’t see a stranger standing in your neighbors lawn; all that police knows is that the home was broken into and your wife was the only one around that witnessed a person possibly committing a crime. I believe it’s standard procedure to take a witnesses name (ID) to file a burglary report.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Police can ask for ID for any reason. They especially check for outstanding warrants because there are a lot of them out there and people lie all the time. Cop doesn't know who you are.
I always wondered when sitting in traffic or at lights if cops run your plate just for something to do.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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Police do not have the right to ID anyone for any reason in my state they have to have a reasonable suspicion you committed a crime before you are required to produce an ID. If you like to have your background checked without your consent when you have broken no law that's fine I don't.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV_ANiGk4Sc

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Old 09-20-2018, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I always wondered when sitting in traffic or at lights if cops run your plate just for something to do.
Always.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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In Missouri you don't have to give ID, but they can hold you until they determine who you are.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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In Missouri you don't have to give ID, but they can hold you until they determine who you are.

Time for the ACLU.
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