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A Little Less "Your Papers, Please" in WA State

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Dain Bramage, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Dain Bramage

    Dain Bramage Participating Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Arlington, WA
    The Washington state Supreme Court has overturned the police practice of requesting IDs from vehicle passengers unless there is suspision of a crime or other reason to do so. Note the weird spin the Seattle Times article headline puts against the ruling. I would call it a pro-LEO spin, except I know there are some freedom-loving LEOs that are for this ruling.

    Seattle Times Article on State Supreme Court Ruling
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Not only different, but better.
  3. porciniman

    porciniman New Member

    May 26, 2004
    boston, MA
    "To law-and-order types, it's a tool to catch bad guys"

    Wasn't that the mentality during Hitler's reign???

    or...as was stated....

    "But until the courts spell out exactly what sorts of reasons are acceptable for ID checks, it's going to be a matter of trial and error on the fly, said Charlie Blackman, a Snohomish County deputy prosecutor who helped argue the case."

    "Trial and Error"?!!!!

    I thought this was already spelled out in the 2 amendment!

    "This is one more thing that police have to think about when they're at the roadside," he said. "And they don't get to sit at a desk and think about stuff at some leisure like I do."

    "But until the courts spell out exactly what sorts of reasons are acceptable"??!!?!!!

    If you get involved with a LEO,..... is it not,........ what sorts of reasons are acceptable???
    Just another thought, VB
  4. sendec

    sendec member

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys files an amicus brief - whoda thunk it:rolleyes:

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