Reply To: California IML challenge dismissed as premature

Jeremy Heady

While I do agree with you, defiance, in my opinion, is not the answer to a political battle. We’ve seen in history that it’s actually not that effective except in very unique case and usually promotes more division. They also have these laws written in ways that you can be considered non-compliant for stupid things. For instance, in my state, they require you to have your actual address on your driver’s license or you’re non-compliant. There’s no justification at all for that rule other than a loophole to arrest you if you stand up for your rights. Now in New York where it’s a private organization doing the checks, by all means tell them to get off your property before you have them arrested for trespassing, but let’s pick our battles. Advocacy is better fought when you have people on the other side on your side.