Skip to comments.Coloradan faces jail for refusal to show ID
Posted on 12/05/2005 12:57:58 PM PST by JOAT
DENVER -- Deborah Davis' refusal to show her identification to federal police at a bus stop has turned her into a cause celebre among privacy-rights advocates.
Mrs. Davis, a 50-year-old Arvada, Colo., grandmother of five, was handcuffed, placed in a police car and ticketed for two petty offenses by Federal Protective Services officers who were checking passengers' identification Sept. 26 aboard a Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus at the Federal Center stop.
..< SNIP >..Several things bothered her about the ID checks. She wasn't entering a federal building or even leaving the bus. The officers barely glanced at the passengers' ID cards and didn't check them against a master list. The whole exercise struck her as "just Big Brother watching you," she said.
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Maybe you should ask her "media consultant".
GO, GRANNY, GO!......
I think she's got a bigger pair of stones than our current Republican "leadership."
Wasn't there a supreme court case on this issue just a few years ago?
I agree with her. Perhaps she is the Rosa Parks of this period in time.
LOL, just read the title and instantly thought it was you.
This doesn't seem to meet that test.
"I agree with her. Perhaps she is the Rosa Parks of this period in time."
LOL!! Sorry, that was just funny. You and the folks over at DU. Because it happened on a bus, naturally the most base thinkers come up with "Rosa Parks". Excellent job of trivializing Mrs. Parks contribution to this nation.
Don't want to show your ID? Don't take a bus through a secure area. Despise the government that much? Stay off their property. See? It's not difficult.
I thought FR was not in favor of staged street theater by left-wingers. Guess not.
Or no cause needed when accessing a restricted facility. Not saying that's the case here. Contrast this to Russia where documents can be demanded anytime, anywhere for any reason.. I was there 12/2001 and with a dark-haired Russian girl who could have been mistaken for a chechyen, together we looked a bit out of place and when we went out, no more than 100 feet from our building the militsya surrounded us to peruse our documents. No cause needed other than the way we looked. So, this isn't the end of the world, nor the beginning of the end...
If you can't be IDed on a bus, then you can't be bag-searched getting on the subway, either. Both cases have a public conveyance, the right to travel, and no probable cause. Ironically, profiling could cause these to meet the probable cause requirement.
Da, Comrade! The State must be secure! All loyal subjects must support this!
Not under this title.
(But I'm sure you already know this since your type fervently hopes to make people look stupid by linking smart-ass 'already posted' comments at every opportunity.)
Thanks anyway for your 'insightful' comment, Post Police.
What New York is doing makes a lot more sense. This sound like someone promoted Eric Cartman to security chief.