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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Originally Posted by rstevens62 View Post
He was very much in the right for resisting arrest here imo, and I think the city needs to publicly admit that!!


Citizens DO HAVE rights when it comes to dealing with police, he was NOT doing anything wrong, its a shame no other citizens came to his aid and maybe put the damn cop in a chokehold! LOL


I would also support rioting over this, in this case, its definitely justified.
I was not aware citizens have the right to physically resist when it comes to LE.
Seems to me resisting is more likely to have an unfavorable outcome for the resister.
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Old Yesterday, 02:43 PM
 
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I was not aware citizens have the right to physically resist when it comes to LE.
Seems to me resisting is more likely to have an unfavorable outcome for the resister.
You can shoot to protect yourself if need be.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/no...shooting-cops/
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Old Yesterday, 02:50 PM
 
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I was not aware citizens have the right to physically resist when it comes to LE.
Seems to me resisting is more likely to have an unfavorable outcome for the resister.
The concept of "Resisting arrest" is too loose now. You can be considered resisting arrest for nearly anything you say or do. I could literally be putting on the handcuffs myself but I say "This is BS and I want you badge..." while doing it, the cop might get a hissy fit and say I resisted. Its the Cops word vs yours and unless your a Cop or Judge, or Billionaire, that charge will stick and no one will believe you. You think a Jury or Judge will believe a citizen over a Cop, NOPE.
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Funny I am white and I have not been arrested over 30 times in my life. Actually I have never been arrested. But you see that has nothing to do with the color of my skin but has to do with the fact that I follow the law. I does not matter what your skin color is. What matters is that you are a good person who does not commit crimes!
Iíll go one further. I have never been arrested, received a moving violation or a parking ticket. I obey laws, regardless if I agree with them or not.

In the event an officer attempts to arrest me at some future date, I am not going to run my mouth, take off running or physically resist. Thereís a time and place.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
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The concept of "Resisting arrest" is too loose now. You can be considered resisting arrest for nearly anything you say or do. I could literally be putting on the handcuffs myself but I say "This is BS and I want you badge..." while doing it, the cop might get a hissy fit and say I resisted. Its the Cops word vs yours and unless your a Cop or Judge, or Billionaire, that charge will stick and no one will believe you. You think a Jury or Judge will believe a citizen over a Cop, NOPE.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...arges-dropped/
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
 
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Still tried to charge them, so you proved that Cops will stretch the truth to get that extra charge. Guess we all need to wear our own body cameras to be completely covered.
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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This^^^^

I realize that we have a large number of anti-LEO types that think they can take a violent, 300lb male down with a one hand tied behind their back. Garner died because he was stupid-not because he was black, or because the police "killed him". His own actions, and his physical conditions did.
The excessive force used by the officer played a role.

Guy was too heavy and unhealthy to be a flight risk.
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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
 
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Still tried to charge them, so you proved that Cops will stretch the truth to get that extra charge. Guess we all need to wear our own body cameras to be completely covered.
Stretch the truth? They will outright lie even when there is video.
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Actually I have never been arrested. But you see that has nothing to do with the color of my skin but has to do with the fact that I follow the law. I does not matter what your skin color is. What matters is that you are a good person who does not commit crimes!
With police, skin color matters. It matters a lot.

Staggering Racial Bias: Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.
https://www.aclu.org/report/report-w...lack-and-white
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
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I was not aware citizens have the right to physically resist when it comes to LE.
Seems to me resisting is more likely to have an unfavorable outcome for the resister.
We absolutely have this right!!! and more if necessary.'


This is why we should be teaching our kids to KNOW their individual rights in relation to dealing with police, that way, they will not hesitate, they will know whether they MUST comply, or whether they do not have to, they also need to know when use of force is acceptable.


These are rights given to us as citizens! Its a shame many adults do not even know them.
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