Miami police will now will stage random shows of force, asking for IDs and generally making themselves known.

Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.  Link here.

At the same time, Deborah Davis refuses to show her ID while on a bus and is ticketed.

Federal prosecutors are reviewing whether to pursue charges against an Arvada woman who refused to show identification to federal police while riding an RTD bus through the Federal Center in Lakewood.

Deborah Davis, 50, was ticketed for two petty offenses Sept. 26 by officers who commonly board the RTD bus as it passes through the Federal Center and ask passengers for identification.  Link here.

How do you boil a frog?  You put it in a pan of cold water and slowly heat up the pot.  Our hard-fought freedoms are slowly and inexorably being reduced in the name of national security.    

Alex Eckelberry