Friday, April 23, 2010

Protest in AZ: Leave your ID at home




Civil Disobedience in AZ: Leave your license at home.

Daily Kos

Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 02:16:38 PM PDT

I had an idea (as I was steaming about how many backwards bigots live in Arizona).

What if no one with brown skin carried any form of identification in Arizona? (Of course pale skinned people could join in, just to show how few of them will get arrested). No Birth Certificate, no license, nothing.

That means that the police will have to arrest any brown-skinned person, or person with an accent they talk to. Let them arrest us all. Of course, citizens will get set free as soon as the police figure it out-- but let's make them figure it out.

I figure it costs a thousand dollars or so to make an arrest, especially if they have to investigate each case. So screw them... make them prove each person innocent so they can get rid of us.

So this is my idea. If you are in Arizona; simply refuse to carry identification. Just leave your license at home.

If enough people do this, the system will be unworkable sooner rather than later.

1 comment:

Aurora said...

I think the only way this will have a chance to cause an effect is if it's done by Arizona Citizens, people of color and white alike, the action would be to refuse to carry proof of Citizenship because nobody is required to do so in these US.

I'd advice they do comply with any and all State regulations by carrying the proper documents pertaining to regulations that the State has Power to enact and enforce, except when it relates to where it pertains to Federal Law, such as carrying your Birth Certificate or any other proof of Citizenship which you are not required to do.
A perfect example is the case of the Truck Driver who was arrested and taken to ICE Facilities.

The plan would be for Brown-skinned to dress and act as an undocumented immigrant, whatever that 'look' may be, LOL, and for white folk to do their best to try to 'pass' a 'white', done to excess, like if they are trying super-very-hard not to 'look' as undocumented, hahaha!

I know it is not laughing matter and it is indeed a tragedy that this law was passed, but it sure sounds as it were a joke of extreme bad taste.