I might just be asked for my papers in the summer, at the peak of my "Latin appearance"... I have no such papers to provide... All I have is a driver's license... Now, while the SCOTUS decision doesn't allow for them to do anything about my lack of papers.... I still can be asked for them... And so can my not-so-white friend, co-worker (and citizen) Juan Martinez (name changed to protect the innocent) who is now >50 years old, has resided in this country since he was about 7, and is a legal citizen.
Yes, we have all the means for redress of grievances that, in fact, we had; prior to (and demonstrated by) the Declaration of Independence.
And while I am very, very far from any desire to "water the tree of liberty," I do believe that we are "in the pot" and the "gas jet is on." Since I'm a warm blooded mammal, I sense my feets are getting a bit warm...
And the slight nuances between asking and demanding are made obvious in the video posted elsewhere above... "Is there any reason you don't want to show ID? I just want to make sure you're not a felon... or .... ya da da ya da da".... You bet, it's still just "asking," dripping with nuance, and "AUTHORITY."
LEO has a very hard job to do.... but stopping some "baiter" wearing shorts and a tee shirt and an OC gun.... Well, he knows he's gonna get a denial... but he's just got to assert his AUTHORITY, doesn't he? WHY?
Officer friendly could perhaps have better handled the situation with.... "Hey, I see you're open carrying, and I realize that you're most likely not a criminal... but I wanted you to know that because of a citizen complaint, I had to stop and have this discussion with you. You are making some folks uncomfortable... Carry on sir, and have a nice day."
That would have accomplished at least two things. It would have made the whole thing a non-event... and it never would have wasted the bandwidth on You Tube, DC, or anywhere else.