Hasidic Jew Assaults Hiker For Not Showing His ID On Command – Hiker Ends Up Being Arrested

This is just too much.

The Gothamist reports:

After reading a NY Times story on Kiryas Joel, the Orange County town that’s home base for the Ultra-Orthodox Satmar Hasidic Jews, a few non-Orthodox friends from Manhattan decided to pay the town a visit. Earlier this month they took a train to the nearest station and hiked five miles to the town, where they started snapping photos of some of the sights and attractions—like the air-conditioned bus stop! But it seems the locals don’t take to kindly to Goy outsiders, and soon enough a private security force pulled up demanding identification. On Reddit, John Zwinck, a software engineer who lives in midtown Manhattan, describes how the situation quickly escalated:

The article goes into more detail and is worth reading.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpZHR_s0QLw

Of course, there is no law on the books that says you must fork over an ID to anyone if you aren’t driving a vehicle.  And in the States that do require a person to identify themselves to the police, an ID card is not necessary.

I might add that the US Constitution makes it clear that those accused of a crime do not have to provide any information to the police what-so-ever.

No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Bearing witness against oneself starts the moment the police ask you your name.

 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKTDRJ7A2OFLL3RLTQBNQP6GDI Dr Reaper

    Who is training the police because it doesn’t seem like they know what there are doing. What makes you suspicious in the first place?