Friday, July 31, 2015
Resisting Arrest And Black Lives
Resisting arrest is not an option without consequence.Blacks dying while being arrested have been in the news.According to Wikipedia, "The courts in the United States regard resisting arrest as a separate charge or crime in addition to other alleged crimes committed by arrested person.It is possible/legal to be charged, tried and convicted in this charge alone without any underlying cause for the original decision to arrest one even if the original arrest was clearly illegal".The courts are saying that police work entitles lawful stopping and or arrest. That is the front line of the law and its enforcement.All of the blacks in the recent news were resisting and or fleeing arrest in various ways. Some were violently resisting. Some were fleeing because there may have been outstanding warrants for their arrest. Police should kill those folks whether they be black or white if the resisting suspect threatens the health or life of the police officer. Relaxing resisting arrest statues will only make things worse.Justice begins with the arrested suspect.If the suspect refuses then he/she challenges the entire legal system. Attorneys and judges would become redundant if there were no suspects in custody.And then it would be up to individuals to protect themselves. And no body really wants that except criminals.