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32, for the lazy.

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Or you metaphorically represent one of the seven deadly sins.

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New York is one of the states with what's known as a "Stop and Identify" statute, which you can read in full right here. It states that an officer (including duly appointed peace officers) can require you to state your name, address, and explanation of your conduct (though not ID itself) if they have a reasonable suspicion that you are about to commit a felony or misdemeanor. California, by contrast, does not have one.

However, as for the "obstruction of government administration" charge, this seems to have been pretty bullshit, as New York's requires physical resistance:

In People v. Offen, 408 N.Y.S.2d 914, 96 Misc.2d 147 (1978), Judge Hertz stated,

An essential element of the crime of obstructing governmental administration, to be charged in an information, must be an act of either (1) intimidation or (2) physical force or interference or (3) an independently unlawful act. Plainly, ignoring an officer’s request for identification is not a crime, nor does that act supply any such element. Though it is clear that such conduct risks pursuit and arrest, no crime has been charged here. — 96 Misc.2d at 150

Whether that counts as anything to do with the arm-holding seems a pretty big stretch.