We Are Not Put On This Earth To Obey Cops

OFFICER FRIENDLY GO BACK TO SLEEP copy  OFFICER FRIENDLY MEME

As Mr. Scott’s lawyer says in this story, you don’t get to summarily execute someone for running–period.  It doesn’t matter if he punched the cop in the face and insulted the cop’s mother.  We are not put on this earth to obey cops.  In fact, it’s quite the other way around–they are supposed to work for us.  Every time I see a traffic stop now, I fear for the life of the person who has been stopped because of crap like this.

Here’s Chris Stewart, the Scott family’s attorney:

Regardless of why Walter Scott ran, “running from an officer doesn’t result in the death penalty,” family attorney Chris Stewart said.

Just as we don’t know what Scott may or may not have done to the cop that gunned Scott down like a dog, we don’t know what the cop did to Mr. Scott that may have made Scott fear for his life and give him the idea that his best option was to run away.  I’m sure Scott was aware of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and Tamir Rice and John Crawford and…on and on. Perhaps Scott thought, quite reasonably, that he might escape the fate of these others if he didn’t stick around to get shot. I’ve seen a lot of people in online comments ask if Scott had ever seen the show “Cops” because if he had, he would’ve known not to run. Really?  Every episode I’ve ever seen of that show involves the police chasing alleged perps, as here—notice the suspect does not get murdered (probably because of the camera crew):

Fred Hampton, another victim of police murder, had this to say:

Fred Hampton I Am The People copy

And as Fred said, “you can kill a revolutionary, but you can never kill the revolution…”:

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One Response to We Are Not Put On This Earth To Obey Cops

  1. eggsistense says:

    http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/defunlaw.htm
    Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest

    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

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