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RACISM: Speak spanish while smoking a cigarette on private property? Spend 5 days in jail
This guy is here *LEGALLY*, and he had a *VALID* id.
First off, cops can’t demand id if you aren’t driving. There is no legal requirement to carry id, and they can only detain you to check your identity if you are suspected of a crime.
I’m sorry, speaking spanish while smoking a cigarette is something millions of american citizens can legally do. It is not probable cause for any king of detainment whatsoever.
But guess what? This guy had valid id, and produced it anyway, even though it was not required. And they still jailed him for 5 days. They even released him before finding out their mistake.
And the comments on this article? Racist fucking idiots who didn’t even read the fucking article.
PICTURES: The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011
The 2 pictures that don’t belong in here: The Steve Jobs one and the Amy Winehouse one. But other than that, a great set of powerful images.
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