Author Topic: NYPD Pushing Felony Resisting Arrest Legislation  (Read 701 times)

Steampunkette

  • Veteran Poster
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 112
  • Attack: 174
    Defense: 172
    Attack Member
  • Reputation: +2/-0
NYPD Pushing Felony Resisting Arrest Legislation
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:27:17 PM »
http://justice.gawker.com/nypd-has-a-plan-to-magically-turn-anyone-it-wants-into-1684017767/+cushac

Yeah, Gawker is pretty terribly biased in their reporting, but what they're reporting is accurate. The NYPD wants Resisting Arrest upgraded from a Misdemeanor to a Felony so that people will stop resisting arrest for fear of being hit with a felony.

Meanwhile "Resisting Arrest" is a crime determined entirely by the arresting officer(s) who determine what is considered resistance. Don't drop to your knees fast enough? Resisting. Didn't put your hands behind your back fast enough? Resisting.

Black? Resisting.

Further, a cop can initiate an arrest at basically any time with only a suspicion, reasonable or not, that you've committed some crime or another. So they can literally detain someone who has done nothing wrong, charge them for resisting arrest, and put them up for a felony.

This is so fucked up.

Doctor Foorums

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 109
  • Attack: 3
    Defense: 0
    Attack Member
  • Reputation: +7/-0
Re: NYPD Pushing Felony Resisting Arrest Legislation
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 07:52:48 PM »
Hooray, police state.