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      10-18-2019, 02:01 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by david in germany View Post
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post

Give me an example of what you mean by local laws superseding constitutional rights.
I actually invalidated my own example.. LOL

I could use Florida's (my home state) ID law as there are some towns that have must ID laws on their books, people are arrested for failure to ID when there is no other lawful obligation for the individual to identify (no other crime/violation).

BTW, I am not trying to attack you, I just find it interesting other peoples views of the topics, much too often we have us vs them stuff flying like crazy.

I do however hate the thin blue line flags that so many officers wear. If you are wearing it instead of an American flag, do it off duty. When you are on duty you are and American police officer, wear the American flag or nothing.
It depends on your interpretation of the Thin Blue Line flag. Some view it as an, "us vs. them ", message, with the "them" aspect of the message referring to the general public OR the criminals. Others view the flag as meaning law enforcement is the line between chaos/anarchy and relative peace. I personally view it as a bit of both. There's no denying that I have a target on my back whenever I wear my uniform; this year alone I've lost two personal friends. There's also no denying that without police (...and the fear of jail/prison time ), some people would act on their less socially acceptable [and illegal] desires.

As for the topic of city ordinances/municipal codes, that's a can of worms for sure. Knowing them, however, makes me more effective at policing the city that I'm assigned to.