“Resisting Arrest” Charge is Fucking Bullshit

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It’s quite possibly the most fucked up charge in our entire shit heap Police State.  Right off the bat someone of reasonable intelligence would assume that such a charge would first require a suspect committing an ACTUAL CRIME.  Like say, “Billy the rapist attempted to flee the rape scene and resisted arrest thus tacking more time onto Billy’s sentence.”  Sadly, in the “Land of the Free” that assumption couldn’t be any further from the shit-covered truth.

All too often many folks are arrested only on the charge of resisting arrest.  People get the living shit kicked out of them by megalomaniacal cops and wind up getting processed only on the charge of “Resisting Arrest”.  If your only charge is “Resisting Arrest”, you are obviously resisting a WRONGFUL ARREST.  This charge opens up the floodgates for vast systematic abuse and the kidnapping and imprisonment of innocent victims.

I’ve seen many a video and read many an article where this is the case.  Each time it burns me the fuck up.  My heart sincerely goes out to every victim who has been thrown in a rape dungeon and committed no real crime/wronged no victim.  America has the largest incarceration rate in the world.  Over 50 percent of those imprisoned are serving time for non-violent victimless drug crimes.  So in essence, we take peaceful people who had the wrong type of vegetation in their pocket and throw them in a “rape cage” with REAL MEAN CRIMINAL MOTHERFUCKERS.

I’d say that, even in the midst of it all, there is still some positive shit going on that should give everybody a little bit of hope.  In the age of the camera phone every John or Jane Doe can do their part to help record cops and try our damnedest to keep police accountable.

P.S.  If you haven’t checked out CopBlock.ORG or “liked” Cop Block yet on Facebook I highly recommend doing so.  Cop Block is a decentralized organization of individuals dedicated to recording police and keeping them accountable.

About Author

Matt Bergman founded Punk Rock Libertarians in 2010. Formerly played guitar and sang in the Baltimore punk band "TENWATCH" and currently plays guitar and sings in "post freedom".