Theaetetus: Mikey1969: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: That said, arresting him on the spot and then charging him with resisting is a huge dick move, and a massive overstep on the part of the local cops.Yeah, that wasn't really "resisting". I've seen people do far worse and never get charged. All they really needed to do was boot him, but they announced he was under arrest almost immediately, giving a little credence to his claim of premeditation. He still needs to learn how to be a functioning member of a society, people like that are why I've gone to a single city council meeting ever, but that wasn't resisting or obstructing compared to a lot of what we see. If nothing else, those cops were WAY too eager to arrest someone.Yeah. Video is linked in the article. Where's the "resisting"? When he reached to pick up his papers as they were escorting him out? When he tried to move his arm to avoid being pushed into the door post?
thefatbasturd: No. The disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor (try reading the articles It's FUN!). And that is what he will be allowed to plead down too. The felonies are the sword they dangle over his head to say "but NEXT time..."
Tran Forsythe: Fark_Guy_Rob: If this was the first time it happened - I might be more inclined to agree with you.Gotta disagree with you - he didn't kill anyone, didn't rape anyone, didn't rob anyone, he just annoyed some people. Now he's (potentially) labelled as a felon for the rest of his life, with all the little joys that come with that. (for starters, voting and employment are both curtailed when you have a felony under your belt)/All that, for annoying some people.//FFS
Dancin_In_Anson: SIT DOWN AND DO AS YOU'RE TOLD CITIZEN!
Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: I'm all for having him forcibly removed from the meeting. The guy was plainly disrupting the meeting and not following basic parliamentary procedure.That said, arresting him on the spot and then charging him with resisting is a huge dick move, and a massive overstep on the part of the local cops. What the hell happened to chucking a guy in the drunk tank for the night and being done with it? Everyone goes home not a felon.
jesdynf: I once watched someone get escorted out of a City Council meeting by the police, shouting "this is the end of democracy".If you want to protest, protest. Go outside and pull up a megaphone. Not being able to talk as much as you'd like in the air conditioned building with the fancy cameras streamed at city expense doesn't make you a martyr.
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