Well, I swung down to Fresno this evening.
Took a drive and went for a walk around 12:30 am. Had my kabar sheathed on my belt.
Mr. Security Guard rolls up and asks to speak with me, I decline and continue on my walk.
A few minutes later, as I'm walking to my car, Officer Carter of the Clovis PD rolls up and detains me on the bumper of her patrol car.
Demands ID, declined.
Demands reason for being out so late, taking a stroll.
After a while of being abrasive, Officer Carter threatens to arrest me for obstructing an investigation, given that Mr. Security Guard indicated I was up to no good and burglurizing cars.
I again decline to offer my ID.
A few minutes later, its cold out and I'm tired of sitting on the bumper of a car being detained.
Officer Carter calls up another patrol car.
I attempt to explain my reluctance to offering ID or my DOB or address.
Officer Carter tells me to stop trying to educate her, and indicated that I was "being an ass". She tells me she doesn't much care for her authority being questioned.
She tells me I'm parked illegally, and that is why I'm being detained. I'm parked on the side of a subdivision road, next to a park.
Sick and tired of the same old bull@#$%, I offer my drivers lisence and ask her to be a bit more polite, and that her attitude is certainly not endearing me to cooperate.
She takes my knife and sets it on the hood, runs the ID, then I get a lecture from her even more abrasive friend on how I need to cooperate fully, or risk arrest.
Ugh. Not a big deal, the whole thing didn't take much more than a half hour. It was certainly better than my last encounter with LEO, but it galvanizes me still further against a system that encourages lying and coercion to waste the time and freedom for those they are supposed to serve.
In hindsight I should have just clammed up and spent the evening being belligerent or let her try to arrest me and charge me. Honestly though, I caved, but maybe it was for the better interest of myself to come home and enjoy the rest of my weekend instead of steaming at the office and letting myself get jerked around all night.
I'll write a complaint, but it won't accomplish anything. Either you comply, or you waste your time. Worst part of it is the attitude of the LEO though..."don't try to educate me, I am your master". Idiotic.