Search and Seizure: Rhode Island Senate Puts Limit on Police Powers

What kind of identification can police ask for, and under what circumstances? In many states, law enforcement powers when it comes to search and seizure—always informed by the need for reliable identity—are cause for citizen/police tensions.

Rhode Island is no exception, and according to the Providence Journal article, is taking action: The senate recently gave the OK to a bill which would see police powers both narrowed in scope and limited in reach. What does this mean for long-term citizen safety and security?

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