Resisting Arrest

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I was signing out of an email account and it automatically thrust me upon msn news and one of the pieces of “news” was that Adrian Peterson (RB for the Minn Vikings) was arrested in Houston.

The story is quite sketchy and here is a link to it.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/minnesota-vikings-running-back-adrian-peterson-arrested-in-nightclub-scuffle-070812

The biggest thing that jumps out at me is he was arrested for “resisting arrest.” Maybe I am using too much logic but resisting arrest seems to be one of those charges that can’t stand alone. If you can be charged with resisting, that means they were arresting you for something else (presumably legitimate), like assault and it is then tacked on.
If a cop, tells you to stop doing something that is not unlawful, and you refuse and then he forces himself upon you, then it is assault by the officer.
Is it that resisting arrest has a very broad and open ended meaning, was it an off duty cop on a power trip, maybe he was s texans fan and wanted to make peterson look bad? I understand he was an off-duty cop moonlighting as security. If he was working as security, how can be just “become” a cop when it is convenient. Is the club owner paying extra for an “off-duty” cop that can make himself “on-duty” as necessary, was he in uniform while “off-duty”?
If he was only a bouncer and peterson told him “we heard you, give us a sec” and shoved his shoulder, would he have been “resisting arrest”?
If he didn’t actually do anything to warrant this and video and witnesses say it happened differently it will get more press than if it happened to a non-celebrity and could open some eyes of the state apologists.

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  1. Guys, read up. First look at this from the police perspective; they get a call that a home is being burglarized. They don’t know if it is, but they do their “protect and serve” thing and find a guy who’s kicked in the door of a house, entered it, and then hid in a bathroom when they went to investigate. He behaves like a burglar, refusing to communicate or cooperate. Turns out he is a criminal, hence his otherwise inexplicable behavior. The guy was an illegal immigrant, and wanted nothing to do with people there to enforce the law. As a member of the second-most deported group in America, Honduran illegals, he knows what is in store for him.Police were doing their job. The criminal got busted for the wrong crime. And now he gets to proceed with his civil suit, unperturbed by any pesky immigration law officers.

  2. “Resisting arrest” and “obstructing justice” should be struck from the pig lexicon. They’re bullshit charges and a hallmark of tyranny.

    In Texas law, it’s still codified that one has the right to resist up to and including deadly force an unlawful arrest.

    More people need to exercise this right; government should fear the people, not the reverse.

  3. IIRC, it was reported on the radio (WFAN 660) that AP retained the same lawyer that Roger Clemens used for his perjury case.

    The cop card is a nice card to have in reserve. Perhaps it could have been used in Magic:tG

  4. Funny how they are working private security and then get to pull the cop card. There are people who work security who are not cops that have to deal with situations like this every day and do so without violence or arrests.

  5. Wow, it’s like magic. They can just snap right into cop mode. I wonder if they’ll ever find “themselves” doing something wrong and arrest themselves? -doubt it

    Retardnation, this place is really becoming more and more a mess.

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