TX "Creeping Totalitarianism: Identify yourself or go to jail"

Posted: April 6, 2011 in identification, police state bill, totalitarianism, TX

c/o Grits for Breakfast

AUSTIN

“If this idea had been proposed in the 1950s, it would have been discarded as reminiscent of Soviet Communism. But state Sen. Dan Patrick has SB 843 up Tuesday in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that would expand the offense of “failure to identify” to require people to identify themselves whenever they’re legally “detained” by police. Presently, you’re only required to identify yourself upon arrest, which has been the law for many years. Here’s the description of the legislation and its intent from the bill analysis


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