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cops at rally (english)
29 Mar 2003
Modified: 30 Mar 2003
quick question- arent the cops supposed to display their badges so you can see their badge numbers?
at the rally today i noticed only the regular boston cops were displaying badges, and not even all of them. the state cops and the "strike force" whatever that is supposed to mean city cops either didnt have them at all [staties] or they just had embroidered generic badge pictures on their uniforms. how we know they were even really cops?
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Badge numbers (english)
30 Mar 2003
I asked that of one of of those "Boston Special Operations" and he said, and I quote.
"All you need to do is ask, my badge number is 46"
This is crock of shit! Reason 1) As if asking for their badge number(s) is going to be the first thing on our minds when they are beating the snot out us. Reason 2) I once asked a cop for his badge number his name and badge number and he tried to give me a fine in retaliation.
So to answer you question, yes, all law enforcement are supposed to have some form of indentification visable at all times.
supposedly, police wear no identification (english)
30 Mar 2003
I am hardly an expert on any of this, but I've been told in the past that at situations such as political rallies (that can escalate into riots, as happened back during the WTO protests in Seattle) police, whether required by law or not, do not wear any identification. I'll try to find some more information and post it when I do!