The footage in this video was presented to the Portland Police's "Citizen Review Committee and the Police review Board on Oct 5 2010 in the city hall chambers.
These meeting are open to the public and I have recorded all of them so far, I have been posting them on Portland Indymedia and on my Website. http://www.joe-anybody.com/id157.html (look to right side of page)
Showing your ID or "consenting to a search" which you are "not" obligated to do, are the points in this out-take video clip. Unless your under some kind of level of investigation, and are being arrested or detained for questions, in that case you will not be "Free to Go" and you will need to provide ID to them.
In my recent encounter when I was filming a vigil/protest, and was asked to show my ID, had I been moving (rather than stationary) or felt a bit more threatened by the questions ...I could have said. "I do not want to talk with you and am I free to Go?" [Key words] AM I FREE TO GO?
The police can not "block you or stop you or place themselves in front in a way of "authority" if they are (only) talking with you in this friendly manner".
As mentioned in this video, the police are able to ask questions that are casual like any citizen might ask or say in public to one another. But the question should not be *making you feel "uncomfortable". [key point]
I would suggest (my own thought here)if your uncomfortable with the questions or how this casual talk is going, simple stat: "I feel uncomfortable with these questions and do not want to have a conversation with you, am I free to go?"
My recent situation with a Homeland Security Policeman over this very same ID check charade was video recorded here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwSv2jHZ5pU
When the police are asking you friendly questions (fishing) (pre-text snooping) you do not have to answer nor talk with them. Besides just being silent, --> You should always ask "Am I free to go or are you detaining me?"
If they (friendly) ask "Can I look in your bag or pockets?" you politely say "No thank You, I do not consent to a search".
Worse case and if detained say "I want to speak with my lawyer" and say "I want to remain silent" NOTHING else should be said.
The caveat to [video] filming your interaction is that you now have a record of the conversation, otherwise if there turns out to be a "she said he said" situation/violation, with only your word over theirs, you will usually loose. Your video is the evidence needed.
This shorter version was from Day 1 tape 2 - the full version is in two parts here:
Any information you give: Can and WILL be used against you