Saturday, July 17, 2010

When Our Thin Blue Line Crosses The Line

From Negeen's Arrest at Dearborn Arab Festival, dated July 16, 2010, by David Wood; copied in its entirety:

Here's the video footage from Negeen's camera while she was being assaulted by Dearborn Police. In any other city, in any other state, police officers would recognize her Constitutional rights. But this is Dearborn. They can accuse a Christian of anything, and violate her rights in any way they see fit.

If this doesn't make your blood boil, nothing will.

"An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his or her liberty has the same right to use force in defending him or herself as he or she would in repelling any other assault and battery." (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

"Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense." (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

"One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance." (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

When the police cease to defend the civil rights of law-abiding citizens and become oppressors of free people, then they cease to earn our respect and become our enemy.

We need to understand that this was the misquided actions of a few, who undoubtedly are pressured by their superiors; however, this does not excuse their actions. There comes a time when a police officer can best protect and serve by resigning, rather than by enforcing unconstitutional interpretations of the law.

(Hat tip to Atlas Shrugs)

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