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Cops Demand Papers From Mischa Barton

7/4/2010 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mischa Barton got a taste of what it's like when a cop comes up to you and demands to see your papers.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Barton was pulled over at around 2 AM last Saturday morning in West Hollywood -- where she was ticketed for not having current registration on her Cadillac.

The car -- like Mischa -- looks good on the outside but is nothing but trouble inside.  Oh, we kid ... but not about the Caddy.  She's had it pushed, towed, prodded ... it has sadly become Mischa's life's work.

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jack    

"looks good on the outside but is nothing but trouble inside"
Who writes this stuff? Just when I think TMZ is running out of stories, your writer (whoever that is) punches up a piece of meaningless fluff like this story with a good laugh. Cudos to the staff writer who is definitely grossly underpaid. Give that writerperson a raise!

1481 days ago
2.

Mee    

It would be nice to see the whole car in question not just the "peek-a-boo" side.
Is it all big and blue?

1481 days ago
3.

Ginger    

Wait a sec, why does the cop have the right to demand to see papers? I thought that was racist profiling.

1481 days ago
4.

DrMichaelSavage    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1481 days ago
5.

PrincessJoanne    

What happened to her? She and Lindsey need to have a chat and figure out how to get there careers back

1481 days ago
6.

Carl    

That last paragraph makes no sense. TMZ you are trying to be too clever for your own good.

1481 days ago
7.

awards    

How about a little ride in the back seat?

1481 days ago
8.

Horndog    

Who?

1481 days ago
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ROBERTO    

Maybe the police were demanding her "rolling paper".

1481 days ago
10.

Tom    

those old Caddies are great for cruising around town and getting admiring looks from people, but ya gotta take real good care of them mechanically...somethin's always going wrong on them--but they're pretty!

1480 days ago
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Hmmmmmmm    

I thought that asking for papers was raaaaacist profiling. What? Ohhhhhh, it's not if you're not illegal? Wait. I'm confused. How could this possibly be ok.

1479 days ago
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Hmmmmmmm    

@ Roberto: " Maybe the police were demanding her "rolling paper"."

Yeah, that's got to be it. They couldn't be asking for identification papers or anything like that because that's profiling and raaaaacist. California is a "progressive" state and they don't do things like that. Only Arizona does. Which is why we have to boycott them.

1479 days ago
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Kimba    

@Hmmmmmmm...Seriously??? According to Arizona SB 1070 (which is modeled after Federal law, I might add!)an Officer must have a legitimate reason to make a stop. According to the story, Miss Barton was stopped because her vehicle registration was not current. Clearly a legal violation.
In accordance with Arizona SB 1070, a Police Officer cannot drive by a vehicle, look inside and say "hmm, they look like illegals, think I will stop them." Now if said vehicle is speeding or has an equipment violation or commits some other violation, the Officer is not only within his jurisdiction, but he is legally compelled by his job description and the oath he or she takes, to make a legal stop. Once the stop is initiated, the Officer then has the right to request papers.
In nearly every other country in the world, citizens and visitors alike are required to have their papers on them at all times.
As for boycotting Arizona...maybe Arizona should boycott California and stop sending them our water and electricity. How long do you think the Californians would like that??
You bleeding heart liberals just hate that Arizona has the balls to do what needs to be done, which is: Enforcing a Federal law that was already on the books, but had no teeth.

1479 days ago
14.

Dan    

Did they mistake her for one of them illegals?

1478 days ago
15.

Hime    

A cop driving behind you can run the plates of your car and see your registration is expired, at which point they are allowed to stop you.

1478 days ago
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