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Originally posted by Nite_wing
Be careful here. Don't generlize such a statement. The John Bad Elk (1900) case was the only U.S. Supreme Court case. The other cases were state cases with maybe one or two appellate cases. I no longer have Lexus to Shepardize the cases but in our state, you do not resist for any reason. It is a separate charge from the probable cause for arrest. You will go to jail and you will get prison time if you resist with violence, even if the arrest was unlawful.
Originally posted by ShadowOblivionX
Maybe I'm being cynical but i feel that resisting arrest in any way would just backfire. I definitely see your point and I think its awesome that we have that right but how many cops do you think are truly aware of this court ruling? And how many do you think would even care?
Originally posted by casenately
My child hood friend became cop in my home city. We have problems with corruption and vigilante cop justice, like after work hours. He was never involved but told me things done or implied that explain why they are being investigated by the FBI. which they are.
He basically laid it out to me like this. There are criminals that know the law better than they do. The cops started out with noble purposes to eradicate the untouchables, but eventually, after being self justified, they never stopped.
The same would be true if this were to be embraced. We would never stop. It's better to not start. I am not talking about perking up your behind and offering a cigarette after. I am just saying, there are more effective ways of dealing with wrongful detainment.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
You then have to run the gauntlet with the courts who will ultimately decide your fate.
Originally posted by PURIFIER
Now back to the planet Earth: in a perfect world killing the cop for unlawful arrest would probably work. In a real life you will get sodomized and crucified (not necessarily in that order). Call me a chicken but I would not try this, only as a last resort if you have nothing left to lose.