reply to post by RoseD1st
The reason seems very obvious to me. Just like that couple in the Carolinas who were arrested (falsely) for this by a returning Iraq veteran police
officer. If you recall that story, the issue started with the guys in the National Guard Base down the road having a problem with it, then an officer
showing up with some old law from the 1800’s he printed off the internet, to arrest them. That officer was obviously based out of that National
Guard Post, or friends with someone there.
A lot of your returning military vets go into…. Law Enforcement…
For years I have said that the military preference in the hiring of Police needs to be abolished, and this is just more examples of why that
needs to occur.
Oh, BTW, I asked one of my LEO friends about the case of the couple above, and he told me that even though they were wrongfully arrested, they were
still resisting arrest. Apparently an officer is ALLOWED to wrongfully arrest you in this country, as long as at the time he thinks (right or
wrong) he has just cause to arrest you.
If you know the law better then the officer and try to resist, they still count that as resisting arrest
(even though you did nothing wrong), and charge you with THAT instead of the original thing that the officer was arresting you for…
I don’t know how that is legal, but apparently it’s the way the law is…
So if someone chooses to try this stunt, and the police show up to arrest you, just quietly go with them and let the judge sort it out. If you resist
you will get the pounding of your life, and they will have something to really prosecute you with once you get before a court.
I don’t advise trying this out for yourself though…
A LOT of cops apparently think that its illegal, and reason for arrest.
Remember, the officer only has to THINK something is illegal, and they are legally protected for arresting you, right or wrong.
Not worth the time, trouble, and legal expense.
[edit on 7/11/2009 by defcon5]