Here’s one you don’t hear about much these days — when we’re told Henry Louis Gates’ arrest for failing to show the proper obsequiousness to a Cambridge police officer warranted his arrest.
One has an undoubted right to resist an unlawful arrest, and courts will uphold the right of resistance in proper cases.”
-United States Supreme Court, United States v. Di Re, 1948.
Funny you don’t hear that much in this day and age when we’re expected to act like serfs if we’re stopped, questioned, or detained.
And you, if in asserting your constitutional right to be free from unlawful search and seizure fail to do as the officer asks, run the risk of having such holes placed in your own.
That quote’s from an LA police officer writing at National Review’s website in response to Gates Gate.
Tell me, are you comfortable with the idea of police thinking they’re justified in shooting you if you assert your constitutional rights?