Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
Good rule of thumb...dont resist arrest and bad **** like this doesnt happen.
And, once again, you - like the DA - wanted it only considered as absolutes. Murder. Or nothing.
They should do that for traffic tickets too. If you are stopped for speeding, unless they can prove you murdered someone by your speeding the ticket it dismissed.
Jumping him by surprise from behind with a choke hold was a violent assault. That's illegal too. But the GJ was given only murder/manslaughter or nothing to pick from.
You left off the last part of your last sentence, didn't you? "...you are going to be arrested or killed trying."