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  • The cop will likely believe otherwise as would the judge.
    • bostjan64
      Why would the judge believe anything other than what is supported by the facts presented in court?
  • Yes. Too much can go wrong when you resist! People on both sides can be hurt. And resisting won't help your case at all! Just be still and know that HE is GOD. Place your faith in HIM and the facts to prove you innocent in the end. Like Miranda says, It'll all come out in the wash. I gotta go my shoulder is still a little tender.
    • bostjan64
      Resisting arrest is separate from assaulting an officer. The officer is not god, nor should you place your faith in a person in a police uniform any more than you should trust a stranger trying to sell you beachfront property in Nebraska. Resisting arrest is usually a charge for people who are deemed uncooperative. In many states, "passive resistance" is considered resisting arrest. In those cases, people do not run away, fight, or threaten - they usually don't follow commands or don't answer questions. In the cases of not following commands, the police officer very rarely shows a badge prior to the commands being given. In the cases of not answering questions, there is a long-forgotten document that actually carries more legal weight than any of the statutes cited - it's called the Constitution of the United States of America, and under Amendment number 5, it guarantees the people the right to remain silent.
    • Linda Joy
      You can remain silent and still do what the officer tells you. I place my faith in God. If I'm proved guilty there is a lesson in the experience I need to learn. Or someone I need to help. So be it. My answer remains the same. You've given no valid reason to NEED to resist arrest. And it will not help your case. What is the purpose of resisting arrest? You can get a good workout a plethora of different ways without having to go to jail.
    • Archie Bunker
      64 - It's obvious that you have an anti-police bias with your comments. Not following a police officers commands is against the law. "Failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer." And where do you get your facts that "in the cases of not following commands, the police officer very rarely shows a badge...?" The vast majority of police contacts are with uniformed officers, so why the hell would they need to show a badge if it's on their uniform?
    • Linda Joy
      Just goes to show no matter how smart you are everyone does stupid stuff.
  • Yes it should be. You're being arrested for a reason, whether you might agree with it or not. Fighting with the police is against the law. So is lying to the police. Deal with it at court. That's the way the system works.
    • bostjan64
      Lying to the police is not necessarily a crime. The police arrest people without proper legal justification every day. Some people don't make it to court. For example, Philando Castile did nothing wrong and was not placed under arrest when he was shot seven times by an officer, without justification. The officer who shot him was acquitted of all criminal charges. The system does not work for everyone. Thousands of arrests have been made that resulted in only charges of resisting arrest without accompanying charges. Simple logic should raise a red flag that something's fishy there.
    • Linda Joy
      Simple logic? Where was he? What was he doing? Home taking care of his family minding his own business? I doubt it! Doing something reasonably suspicious? Probably!! Its not like these people shot by police were sitting in Church praying. The criminals are the ones that shoot people for that! Home helping his children learn how to be law abiding citizens? Again, probably not!
    • Archie Bunker
      64 - "did nothing wrong" - "not placed under arrest". It's obvious you know nothing about law enforcement other than what you read. The Castile shooting was tragic, but like you said, the officer was aquitted of all charges. Even the two blacks on the jury chose to aquit him so it's not racial. And yes, lying to the police is against the law. It's called Obstruction of Official Business. Your best bet is to exercise your rights and tell the officer that you choose not to answer any questions.

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