Arkansas Police Chief Claims Crime Stats are Probable Cause to Shakedown All Pedestrians for ID
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall of Paragould, Arkansas announced plans to patrol the streets with AR-15 rifles and stop pedestrians randomly for IDs and questioning.
According to the Paragould Daily Press:
‘[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck,’ [Police Chief Todd] Stovall said. ‘If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, check for your ID.’
Stovall said while some people may be offended by the actions of his department, they should not be.
‘We’re going to do it to everybody,’ he said. ‘Criminals don’t like being talked to.’