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Resisting Arrest

I Could Have Been Sandra Bland

Leighann Lord | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices
Leighann Lord

In a society that loves to blame the victim I have no choice but to err on the side of my safety. I'm not saying all bored cops are bad cops but why would I take the chance?

Indiana Woman Charged With Felony 'Resisting Arrest' for Pulling into Nearby Parking Lot

Brita Long | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Brita Long

DelRea Good was concerned for her safety when Marshall signaled for her to pull over. Good did exactly what Hughes had recommended just two years prior. And yet, she's now facing a felony charge, all for worrying about her safety as a single woman late at night.

The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

How does a citizen protect himself against a police officer's tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, oftentimes based only on their highly subjective "feeling" of being threatened? The short answer is you can't.

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

To begin with, and most importantly, Americans need to know their rights when it comes to interactions with the police, bearing in mind that many law enforcement officials are largely ignorant of the law themselves.

Is Resistance Futile? The Cost of Challenging the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What exactly constitutes resisting an arrest? Do Americans really have any recourse at all when it comes to obeying an order from a police officer, even if it's just to ask a question or assert one's rights, or should we just "surrender quietly"?

Darth Vader Tased and Pepper Sprayed By Florida Highway Patrol

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Florida Highway Patrol reports that early Thursday morning at 2:45 a.m., a construction worker informed a trooper that there was a drunk Darth Vader w...

SAY CHEESE!

Posted 11.22.2011 | Crime

Sometimes an orange jumpsuit really accentuates a person's smile. Take, for example, Arizona's Michelle Watson. As you can see in her mugshot, the ...

New Jersey Man Drowns After Jumping In Lake Michigan, Allegedly To Avoid Police

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

Police say a New Jersey man drowned in Lake Michigan Wednesday night after jumping in the water when officers approached him. Amit A. Patel, 31, wa...

Handcuffed Teen Evades Police, Turns Himself In

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

An Indiana teen who escaped from a police car after being arrested for underage drinking apparently succumbed to a guilty conscience when he returned ...

Shirtless Man With Samurai Sword Arrested On Indiana Highway

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

A Cicero man is being held in an Indiana jail after authorities found him marching shirtless down Interstate 65 wielding a 35-inch samurai sword Sunda...

WATCH: Man Urinates On Car, Escapes Arrest

Posted 09.24.2011 | New York

Police are pissed off about a man they lit slip away early Sunday morning. Video surveillance shows a young man on Christopher Street, in the West ...

UPDATE: UFlorida Students Briefed After Shooting

alligator.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University officials, campus police and Corry Village apartment managers held two meetings Wednesday with about 75 residents to explain Tuesday's shoo...