June 21, 2004 16:43 |

Papiere bitte

(german for: "Your papers please.")
Boing Boing: You are now required to show ID to police for no reason at all

Interesting how the Bloomberg article phrases it in a more sugar coated way:

Police can arrest criminal suspects for refusing to identify themselves, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that puts new limits on constitutional rights.

"Criminal suspects". Unhunh.

I think I am going to scrap my plans for a Boston/NYC roadtrip and seriously consider not setting foot in that police state until things become sane again. :(


I agree. When people ask me what my next trip will be I keep thinking of driving from Victoria all to way down the coast to San Diego but... that involves a good part in a somewhat scaryish country in which I don't want to spend my money. I'll have to think of something else.