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Idaho State Police Harassment

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Published on Apr 3, 2013

Police dash cam video update in the description below.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecou...

Supreme court ruling from 1979.

"Except where there is at least articulable and reasonable suspicion that a motorist is unlicensed or that an automobile is not registered, or that either the vehicle or an occupant is otherwise subject to seizure for violation of law, stopping an automobile and detaining the driver in order to check his driver's license and the registration of the automobile are unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment."

I was driving on Interstate 84 through Boise when I suddenly heard a very loud noise coming from my car. I pulled off at the next available exit and noticed an Idaho State Police vehicle which already had somebody pulled over. Not wanting to interfere or be too close to them, I stopped on the off ramp about 1000 feet behind them. At that time I proceeded to find a few tools, pop the hood of my car, and make a quick roadside repair. By the time I had finished and was getting back in my car, sure enough, the State Troopers had turned their car around, drove the wrong direction down the off ramp, and pulled in behind me with their lights on. At first they acted like they were just concerned for my safety and asked if everything was OK. I told them it was, but then they wanted to know where I was going and what I was doing when I got there. I didn't want to be a jerk, so I simply told them it was for business. That was when they asked for my ID and I told them no.

Normally, when you are driving, and stopped by the police, you must give them your ID. Police can't stop you, while you are driving, and just ask for your ID. They need to have a reason. These Idaho State Troopers had no reason! I told them that over and over.
We argued back and forth for a couple of minutes and then the State Trooper in charge threatened me with going to jail. It wasn't so much the threat of jail that made me comply; It was more that I just didn't have the time to spend a day in jail as I was on my way to a business appointment.

I gave them my ID, registration, and insurance. Then I turned my video camera on them and recorded the rest.


Here is the full video from the Idaho State Trooper's police dash cam: http://youtu.be/9343oWQO7Yk

TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Here is the full video from the Idaho State Trooper's police dash cam: http://youtu.be/9343oWQO7Yk

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