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    in Hiilel vs. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada upheld the right of states to pass a "stop and identify" law.  In states with such a law, the police may stop people and require them to identify themselves based on a reasonable suspicion that a crime may be in the works.

    In states (like mine) without such a law, the police must have probable cause to stop a person.  I frankly don't know if there is probable cause if a police officer genuinely believes there is a law that is being broken even if he or she is mistaken as to the existence of the law.

    Slightly off-topic, I recently called the police to report that my surveillance camera had caught video of a crime as it was in progress.  The officer that came to pick up a copy of the video asked me for my name and phone number (which I gave), then asked for my date of birth.  I told him I do not give that out.  He then said he needs my social security number.  I told him I do not give that out.  He got visibly irritated and demanded, "Well, then why did you call?"  I asked if he wanted the tape or not.  He said, "I have to do my reports; the DA will have to contact you."  I said, "I've never heard of anybody calling a social security number."  He took the tape and left.

    When did Fox News become a parody of The Colbert Report?

    by Endangered Alaskan Dem on Fri May 29, 2009 at 10:57:47 AM PDT

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