Lauren was arrested on October 3rd. She was asked for her license and registration at a traffic stop. She didn’t reply. When arrested, she didn’t follow orders. She went limp and they dragged her to the police car. As of this posting, she’s still in jail and has not been arraigned. Arraignment is supposed to happen within 24 hours of arrest.
A driver’s license isn’t really about competency in driving. The crime Lauren is really being punished for is not respecting their authority.
“I have just spoken to the people who are holding Lauren. They said they are treating her the same way that they treat any thief or murderer that they have in custody.” – Jim Johnson, Lauren’s husband 10/14/2007
You can get updates about Lauren’s protest at the Free Lauren Canario blog.
The video below shows a demonstration against National ID in New Hampshire. Lauren and her husband, Jim are very visible dressed in Nazi-esque uniforms and asking people for their papers as they pass on the sidewalk.
Video: NH Real ID Protest
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Police Officer: License and registration. Nazi Officer: Show your papers.