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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Abuse by others doesn't justify abuse by authorities. We have constitutional rights intended to restrain the state from harassment without provocation.
    Where's the abuse in this case? I don't see it. There was a simple solution: Don't break the law, and if you do and are caught, don't resist arrest. I only wish we could make stupidity a crime.

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    There seems to be a massive chasm between what you consider uncivil behavior by citizens versus uncivil behavior by authorities.
    There is a massive chasm. The authorities generally don't run through neighborhoods knifing and shooting people, committing rapes, robberies, etc. I'd rather take my chances with the cops than the hoodlums.
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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    He was arrested for possession of a knife. Apparently, the officer saw a knife dangling from his pocket.
    Possessing a knife is a crime? Man, not quite America anymore.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    Resisting arrest is nothing?

    Liberal logic.
    In order to resist arrest, there must be something to arrest someone over. Duh

    Fascist logic.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Possessing a knife is a crime? Man, not quite America anymore.
    Many jurisdictions have restrictions on the type of knife a person can legally carry on their person. This is nothing new. Most of these laws go back decades.
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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Many jurisdictions have restrictions on the type of knife a person can legally carry on their person. This is nothing new. Most of these laws go back decades.
    That doesn't make it not bull**** though. If there is not a victim it should NOT be a crime.

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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Possessing a knife is a crime? Man, not quite America anymore.
    Don't you know that doing nothing but walking around with a knife is something that should be illegal? Gosh, crazy libertarians calling for actual victims for something to be a crime. Where do we even get off with such crazy logic?

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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    In order to resist arrest, there must be something to arrest someone over. Duh

    Fascist logic.
    You as a citizen DO NOT have the right to resist arrest once an officer attempts to effect one, whether he's legally justified or not. If that were true, then ANYONE could resist arrest and just tell Hizzonor, "See, Judge, I didn't think he had the right to arrest me, so I resisted."
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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That doesn't make it not bull**** though. If there is not a victim it should NOT be a crime.
    Okay, I agree. It's bull****. That's one reason why I don't live in New York.
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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    You as a citizen DO NOT have the right to resist arrest once an officer attempts to effect one, whether he's legally justified or not. If that were true, then ANYONE could resist arrest and just tell Hizzonor, "See, Judge, I didn't think he had the right to arrest me, so I resisted."
    The officer needs legitimate reason for arrest. In this case, apparently a knife. Big Brother, keeping us safe. But at least they didn't shoot him.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Video Shows Man Getting Punched by Cop After Resisting Arrest in Harlem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Where's the abuse in this case? I don't see it. There was a simple solution: Don't break the law, and if you do and are caught, don't resist arrest. I only wish we could make stupidity a crime.
    How about we make boot-licking subservience a crime. Or how about we just stop outlawing every damn thing under the sun.

    There is a massive chasm. The authorities generally don't run through neighborhoods knifing and shooting people, committing rapes, robberies, etc. I'd rather take my chances with the cops than the hoodlums.
    Right there is the entire problem with your logic in this thread: In a free country, we shouldn't harass, accost, assault or otherwise punish people because other people sometimes commit violent acts. Show me where this guy knifed, robbed, shot, raped or otherwise did ANYTHING aggressive before the cop stopped him and confiscated his identification.

    Being in a certain neighborhood doesn't make someone a "hoodlum."

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