this is pretty scary. one of my blogging friends involved in copwatch, where people observe cops on the street to make sure when they arrest people they are following the law, was recently arrested for asking for badge numbers from the police officers he was observing. sadly, it doesn’t seem like his is the only such case as there have been similiar incidents in new york and florida. it looks like a case that took place in colorado has lead to police training to make sure the cops don’t break the law which can only be a good thing.