September 3rd, 2007
[Sorry Michael, I know your website is just swamped, and I may send you even more traffic, but this is something my readers must know about, even at the suffering of your website hosting provider.]
Here is the deal: Michael Righi got arrested for not showing a license
Two very good points Michael raises:
- Police cannot ask someone for their driver license, if person is not operating a vehicle (don’t know if this is true everywhere, but seems like should be)
- Being obedient – to have to show a license just for existing – may be a good thing for society, but does set a dangerous precedent in terms of civil liberties.
March 25th, 2005
This morning I saw an unmarked police car stopping a woman on the busy I-395 southbound. The driver of the woman car was driving a regular sedan. It was morning rush hour, and the 395 was not at all “deserted”, so it did not make me too nervous, but..
My question is this:
Why the hell does an unmarked police car need to stop someone? If it really is an undercover police car, why can’t it just page a marked police car and have it come and pull the person over?
We have all heard recent stories about criminals impersonating as police personnel in unmarked police cars.
In Washington DC metro area, it happened 3 times already in the previous month. I believe, it would be much more prudent if the govt or the state passed the rule that forbids unmarked police cars from pulling people over. The undercover police people should stay undercover.