First, are you on FOOT or are you driving? I don't always have an ID when I'm on foot, do you? If not, then what? You're TEACHING the cops they can stop you on foot and get your ID.You have a very good point. All I am saying is that if I was I was stopped by law enforcement I would rather be on my way as fast as I can and I wouldn't want to escalate the situation and create hostility. Do I think police have any right to stop a law abiding citizen? Hell no. But the last thing I want is some ill-informed cop to think I'm a threat and tackle me to the ground or shoot me.Code:
Would you be OK if -I- stopped you and asked for your ID? I mean -I- want to know who I'm dealing with. What possible harm could come from it?
By the way the LEO doesn't JUST want to SEE your ID. He wants to hold it. THEN it become a problem for you because you CAN'T leave until you get it back.