June 21st, 2004

Aw, crap.

The people have lost. Again.

Be sure to watch the video at papersplease.org if you haven't seen it yet. Police will now be free to do that all over this country. This is a tremendous blow to organized protest, as one of the key defenses that activists have is the refusal to identify themselves. After today's ruling, the police can stop every person attending a political protest to demand his or her name, and arrest anyone who refuses or whom they suspect of lying.
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