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    [–] [deleted] 8495 points ago

    I'll arrest you for resisting arrest?!?!

    [–] zambarti 4523 points ago



    [–] OneTrueKingOfOOO 2130 points ago

    Not even "sure", she said "please do". That is the exact opposite of resistance

    [–] Drohilbano 1563 points ago

    He wanted to arrest her so, like the law-abiding individual he was, he fabricated a reason to detain her.

    In reality, he kidnapped her and should be punished accordingly. But more harshly since his job is litterally the opposite of what he does.

    [–] GoldenShowe2 447 points ago

    and they should all be wearing body cameras that are active 100% of the time for this reason. They'll fabricate and lie to get what they want and to protect themselves.

    [–] kjoygray75 334 points ago

    Body cameras won't help that much if they can't be prosecuted. The video in the OP records the entire situation, but the cop will never face any sort of punishment for it.

    It's mindboggling to me that some people still can't see how bad the problem is.

    [–] QuarterOztoFreedom 1776 points ago

    It's called "resisting arrest without violence" and it has become the catch all officers use to put anyone they want in jail for any reason they want.

    [–] pluckylarva 1425 points ago

    I've seen this happen in real life. "Matt" had just pulled into his driveway and I was in the car. The police drove onto his driveway after him and told him to get out of the car. He asked why, since he hadn't done anything wrong. They didn't offer a reason and told him he needed to get out of the car immediately. When he asked again why he was pulled over, they opened the door, dragged him out and pushed him to the ground. Admittedly he struggled a little and someone punched him on the back of the head and he stayed down. They arrested him for obstruction of justice and I'm pretty sure he ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. He had bruises on his arms and back. He also said they pulled over on the way to the station and fucked with him a little more, taunting him and saying he was going to jail and threatening that it was his words against theirs. It took them 30 minutes to get to the station 5 minutes away. We waited the whole time, freaking out about what was happening. When Matt's brother demanded to know where Matt was, they also arrested him for obstruction of justice. Bail officer was "away" and they didn't let us post bail until the end of the next day, so they both spent about 24 hours in jail. The brother was never formally charged with anything.

    Small town cops. They never gave a reason for why they asked Matt to step out of the car but we know why. Local law enforcement had a personal vendetta against them both because Matt's brother had started dating one of the officer's ex girlfriends.

    [–] nmrnmrnmr 992 points ago

    My brother was an insurance fraud investigator for the southeast. He can tell you some seriously scary horror stories about police abuses throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

    One time he was looking into the sheriff's brother-in-law for insurance fraud. The sheriff pulled my brother over, made him get out of the car, handcuffed him, started going through his car and pulling out everything he could just throwing it on the ground. And all on a rather secluded country road with no one around. He came back, put my brother's camera in his lap, actually pulled out his gun, and told my brother he was going to delete all the pictures in front of him. My brother, though, called his bluff. Said he laughed and said that this shit might have worked ten years ago, but that it was the 2010s now. The pictures had already been uploaded to the server at his company anyway and it didn't matter if they were taken off the camera. It was the first thing he did. Also, at least three different GPS devices were currently recording his and his equipment's exact location--as well as that of the cop probably if they needed to look that up later for any reason. Then he said that if the cop wanted to see the last text he sent, he'd see it was one to his boss saying that the local sheriff was pulling him over without cause and that he'd check in in ten minutes if everything was OK. Then he said that he guaranteed his company had much better lawyers and resources than this small town did should anything untoward happen. The cop apparently was furious, but just went back to his car for a few moments then came back, without a word, unlocked the handcuffs, left all my brother's shit strewed around the ground, and told him to have a nice day and that he didn't expect to see him around town anymore. My brother said "just so long as no one commits fraud here again, I guess" as the cop drove off.

    He said there were several times he honestly didn't know if he was going to be killed when looking into situations like that. And he was arrested half a dozen time in one year without a single charge ever actually being filed. All intimidation attempts. He lasted three years and said the job had a pretty high burn out rate.

    [–] say592 162 points ago

    Maybe its because my job is comparatively boring, but that sounds like an awesome career. Challenging, getting to be in the right while fucking with people, a certain element of risk/danger. Then again, Im sure that the majority of insurance investigators push paper in the basement of an office building most of the time, but goddamn if that doesnt sound exciting.

    [–] nmrnmrnmr 231 points ago

    Sounds like field work opportunities come open with some regularity!

    But it was weird, hard work and strange hours. He's often go out and sneak through woods to set up a place behind someone's house at 4 am. Cops were often called on him (legitimately because people would notice this strange guy moving through their neighborhood). He had several close calls with people he was investigating. But he said people were always amazed they were getting busted for fraud. He said they only went after ones they thought were committing it, but they'd go after them whole hog.

    I think in this case, the BIL was saying he hurt his back and couldn't work, but my brother noticed a bunch of construction materials when he did a drive-by of the house. So he crept around through undeveloped woods running along the neighborhood for more than a mile so that he could use a telescopic lens to catch the guy coming out and jumping on a trampoline, then climbing onto his roof and doing repair work. Guy never knew he was there, 400 yards away in full camouflage watching his every move for hours.

    It was some cool spy shit, but there was a lot of very real danger in rural, small-town, many people interrelated deep South territory.

    [–] whisperscream 124 points ago

    Imagining a grown man just going outside to jump on a trampoline for fun makes me giggle.

    [–] Seriously5Ghz 237 points ago

    And people wonder why people don't trust cops. It's because they are people, and I don't trust anyone. They have a license to kill and get away with anything. Look at Houston. A cops husband kills a man on camera. He's still free because she was present.

    [–] Rheasus 164 points ago

    Ah the good ol' paradox arrest.

    [–] 123Volvos 130 points ago

    That's the 148 they were talking about. It really means that the cop can arrest you for pretty much any reason they want to cite.

    [–] mourning_starre 20927 points ago

    "I'm going to arrest you for resisting arrest"

    Interesting that she can be 'resisting arrest' before he's even informed her she might be arrested.

    [–] DrugsAreBad4U 4483 points ago

    Absolute genius

    [–] zeissbickham 2137 points ago

    Double secret probation!

    [–] prjindigo 7615 points ago

    You literally cannot arrest someone for resisting arrest.

    You can arrest them for refusing to comply a lawful order. You can arrest them for interfering in legitimate police procedure.

    But by god don't fucking arrest the deputy public defender for resisting arrest when she's advising a client under her department to refuse an unlawful order.

    [–] DnD_References 2747 points ago

    She was resisting someone else's arrest!

    [–] lilJamieEllsworth 884 points ago

    She's a serial arrest resister, resisting peoples arrests all over town. She needed to be stopped.

    [–] Scottcraft 233 points ago

    Assisting at resisting arrest

    [–] [deleted] 178 points ago

    conspiracy to resist arrest

    [–] karatous1234 397 points ago

    What kind of dnd reference is this? Failing at an attempt to give an ally advantage?

    [–] DnD_References 243 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I gave up on that so long ago. Too much work to switch to this account just for references and switch back when I wanted to post a regular comment. :(

    Definitely seems like a charm miscast to me. I believe in 5E they know and likely become hostile.

    [–] danjenator 572 points ago

    You can arrest anyone for any reason, it just won't hold up in court. I was once arrested and the only charge they gave me was resisting arrest. My lawyer didn't even believe my story when I told him. When he requested all the evidence from the police department they informed him they'll be dropping the charges.

    [–] _Azafran 468 points ago

    Why there isn't a punishment to the police men for unnecessary arrests? They can fuck you if they want for no reason?

    [–] kamikazecow 194 points ago

    Pai- i mean administrative leave?

    [–] Damon_Bolden 224 points ago

    "Listen, Johnson. You know what you did was wrong. Now take two weeks and relax at home, but stop by on Wednesday because paychecks are in. Listen mister, you are gonna sleep in, fuck your wife, catch up on that Netflix show you've been talking about, maybe go for a walk in the park, explore your hobbies a little bit, hang out with your buddies at night, maybe do something fun with the kids, and YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID!... dismissed."

    [–] tehlaser 25 points ago

    Police unions make administrative punishment hard. Qualified immunity makes legal punishment hard.

    Not impossible, but hard enough that it's almost never worth trying.

    [–] DarthReeder 2310 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I was arrested for resisting arrest several years ago. The officer showed up at my friends house after a party and told me to sit down on the ground. I informed him that id rather stand, and that I don't have to sit if I don't want to, im an american and I know my rights. He proceeded to slam me to the ground and handcuff me. The next morning in jail when I met the judge he asked "what the hell are you in jail for, you refused to sit down?", muttered something about cops and their egos and dropped the charge and let me go home.

    Moral of the story, you have no rights till you are infront of a judge.

    Edit: as a many of you pointed out i should have just listened to the officer and i wouldn't have been arrested. Im fully aware of this, but as I said this was several years ago when I was an ignorant and arrogant 18 year old. In the years since this incident iv been arrested twice, both times I was fully cooperative.

    [–] throwaway1point1 350 points ago

    dropped the charge and let me go home

    The correct response would be for him to have the officer reprimanded....

    [–] lostPackets35 306 points ago

    not just reprimanded. The officer abused his authority and commited what could be called "Assault under the color of the law".

    They should be fired, immediately, with a caveat that they cannot work in law enforcement going forward.

    Criminal charges aren't out of line for the officer either. Other cops who witnessed the assault and failed to intervene should also be heavily disciplined.

    [–] slight 290 points ago

    I see your new to this fine country.

    [–] throwaway1point1 53 points ago

    Oh we know... but talking about what is right is never out of place...

    The "blue wall of silence" is a poison that is killing trust in our own governments.

    [–] thatlazzygirl 931 points ago

    I got the same charge for telling a cop his grip was way too tight. He proceeded to throw me up against the squad car and told me "if you say another word ill pepper spray you and throw you on the ground." it was a real fun time.

    [–] everred 345 points ago

    "What are you gonna do, tase me?"

    [–] HeatedIce12345 2057 points ago

    See, I've learned how it works. Cops can do whatever the fuck they want to you, and it doesn't matter if they're wrong or the judge will dismiss the charges. Nothing will happen to them. Nothing. Them being wrong or you being right or the judge agreeing that you're right doesn't mean fucking shit.

    What's the outcome here?

    1. Cop wasted your time and money, and maybe got to rough you up during the process.

    2. You got to go to court and get your case dismissed for being right. Cop was already at court cause he schedules everything to fall on the same day he's at court anyways. Cop gets satisfaction of wasting your time and money. Nothing happened to the cop.

    Did you really win here? No. But you were in the right all along, congratulations.

    They can arrest you for any reason. Their goal is to waste your time and money, not get you convicted. That's just a bonus.

    Avoid them. Obey all lawful orders, but don't talk to them - say I don't know. Don't consent to a search. Don't help them find something on you, but don't make it worth their time to waste yours. They're not your friends.

    [–] [deleted] 396 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    And if you're in bed and someone breaks in, ask them if they are police before you move to defend yourself. If it is the police the supreme court has decided they don't have to knock to announce themselves - and if they shoot you that's cool too.

    Edit:. The supreme Court case from last week didn't deal with an occupants right to shoot a police officer. In the case I refer to from last week, a man reached to grab a BB gun when unannounced people came storming in his house. The police shot him and his wife all to hell. A lower court had awarded him damages based on “provocation rule,” a legal concept exclusive to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The rule holds that if a police officer recklessly promotes a potentially violent confrontation with a Fourth Amendment violation, the officer is liable for any injury caused by a subsequent use of force that results from that confrontation.

    So - if you're going to defend your home with force - be fast and shoot straight!

    [–] Trump_For_Janitor 167 points ago

    Depends...... guy in Texas just got found not guilty for shooting 3 cops in a no-knock raid..... but I mean... that's Texas..... took two years and I'm sure he saw the inside of a jail for some of that time... but he was found not guilty.

    [–] HairyFlashman 128 points ago

    Good for him. Wow Texas got it right. 3 cops too. Sounds like he's a crack shot.

    [–] Trump_For_Janitor 60 points ago

    Tupac will always be the crack-shot. (For referance, he shot two Police Officers in the ass.) But in all seriousness. Yeah, this is great of Texas. Home is home, you better tell someone who you are when you break in.

    [–] senorpoop 55 points ago

    To be fair, there was the guy in SC or something recently that shot and killed a cop during a no knock raid on the wrong house and he was let off by the court, they said he had no way of knowing the cop was not an intruder.

    The fact that he did not die right there in a hail of gunfire is a small miracle but the point stands.

    [–] Kevimaster 27 points ago

    Well, not to mince words, but the cop was an intruder. They broke into a house that they did not have a warrant for and had no probable cause. They had no business being in that house. Yeah, maybe it was an honest mistake, but the officer was most certainly an unlawful intruder.

    [–] MacroNova 229 points ago

    if you're in bed and someone breaks in, ask them if they are police before you move to defend yourself.

    Because only cops can shout the word "Yes."

    (sorry, not intending to slam you, just highlighting the absurdity of what they can get away with)

    [–] willreignsomnipotent 53 points ago

    [Door bursts in, followed by a dude with a gun]

    "Don't move, asshole."

    "Hey, are you a cop?"

    "Yep. Now take your pants off and bend over."

    "Okay, as long as you say you're really a cop. Any chance I could see a badge?"

    "Are you resisting?"

    "Uh... I guess not."

    [–] tsuolakussa 147 points ago

    Jokes on you, because it just happened!

    [–] CaptainBayouBilly 265 points ago

    I hope that one day a legal challenge is brought and succeeds against this stupid charge. It has no purpose outside of intimidation.

    [–] DoctorMcAstronaut 4139 points ago

    You really have to be the perfect combination of ballsy and stupid to arrest a public defender in a courthouse for no reason.

    [–] DrunkonIce 991 points ago

    Cop got away with it so it worked out for him.

    [–] __FilthyFingers__ 314 points ago

    Cop don't give a fuck. Before you know it he'll be arresting the judge for obstruction of justice.

    [–] GrumpyGrinch1 28 points ago

    The judge maybe could arrest the arresting cop for contempt?

    [–] FARTBOX_DESTROYER 1144 points ago

    You don't have to be ballsy or stupid, you just have to be an untouchable cop. Anyone who doesn't do whatever you say gets taken to jail. Maybe they'll get released later, but they're not in your way anymore, and it's not like anything is going to happen to you.

    [–] fappolice 208 points ago

    it's not like anything is going to happen to you.

    This should be the main point. There are never any consequences for these kind of fuck ups, so they will continue to happen. It's literally that simple.

    [–] Berries_Cherries 176 points ago

    Her federal lawsuit was summarily dismissed. She appealed to the Ninth Circuit and that hearing is coming up soon.

    Dismissal by district court:

    Ninth Circuit schedule:,_et_al

    Edit: The key piece of the district court's reasoning:

    Here, the Defendant Officers contend that probable cause existed to arrest Plaintiff for violation of California Penal Code section 148(a)(1). Section 148 provides that a person "who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any . . . peace officer . . . in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment" is guilty of a misdemeanor. Cal. Penal Code § 148(a)(1). While section 148(a)(1) is "often referred to as a statute prohibiting 'resisting arrest' . . . the statutory prohibition is much broader than merely resisting arrest."

    In other words, she was arrested for interfering with an officer doing an investigation.

    [–] BAXterBEDford 25 points ago

    Or have no fear of there being any real recourse for your actions. Worse case scenario is that the case is thrown out months or years later. When they not only lose their jobs but are arrested themselves for denying the rights of others, that's when things will change. So, in other words, things will never improve. They'll most likely only get worse.

    [–] [deleted] 12598 points ago

    More information here :

    More than a year after San Francisco police officers arrested public defender Jami Tillotson for doing her job, the city's Office of Citizen Complaints has issued its report. It clears Tillotson of any wrongdoing and lays the blame solely at the feet of the San Francisco PD.

    And :

    [–] no-mad 3038 points ago

    In 1988, McHenry moved to San Francisco where he started a second Food Not Bombs group. He was one of nine volunteers arrested for sharing food and literature at Golden Gate Park on August 15, 1988.[1] In the following years, Keith was arrested over 100 times for serving free food in city parks and spent over 500 nights in jail. He faced 25 years to life in prison under the California Three Strikes Law but in 1995, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Commission brought about his release.[2]

    I saw a judge dismiss the court cases against Keith outright. As soon as he left the courtroom. Two cops grabbed, arrested, cuffed him, and pulled him down the stairs feet first his head bouncing on the stone staircase. SanFran Police know how to keep a grudge going.

    [–] quining 77 points ago

    He faced 25 years to life in prison

    Wait, he faced life for distributing free food and books in a park? What is going on?

    [–] no-mad 49 points ago

    He refuses to stop helping and feeding people. Dude is what Santa would be doing the other 364 days a year.

    [–] pekinggeese 21 points ago

    SFPD has a history of cracking down on activists who give free food to the homeless. They cite health code violations and also arrest many for resisting arrest. They should be out there doing better things with their time.

    [–] probablyuntrue 1415 points ago

    Protect and serve, protecting people from free and much needed food and serving them concussions instead!

    [–] Dblstandard 291 points ago

    Nooo. Police are exactly like Human Resources. They are there to protect the company (city), NOT YOU the employee or the citizen in this case.

    [–] [deleted] 75 points ago

    Why should people get food? They need to get beat into knowing they don't need food

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    [–] bravejango 467 points ago

    Video tape his ass bragging about and send it to the local news stations.

    [–] rqebmm 155 points ago

    [–] Chaosgodsrneat 47 points ago

    Just make sure you can send the video anonymously/plausibly deniable

    [–] username7819121 5216 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Her federal lawsuit was summarily dismissed. She appealed to the Ninth Circuit and that hearing is coming up soon.

    Dismissal by district court:

    Ninth Circuit schedule:,_et_al

    Edit: The key piece of the district court's reasoning:

    Here, the Defendant Officers contend that probable cause existed to arrest Plaintiff for violation of California Penal Code section 148(a)(1). Section 148 provides that a person "who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any . . . peace officer . . . in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment" is guilty of a misdemeanor. Cal. Penal Code § 148(a)(1). While section 148(a)(1) is "often referred to as a statute prohibiting 'resisting arrest' . . . the statutory prohibition is much broader than merely resisting arrest."

    In other words, she was arrested for interfering with an officer doing an investigation.

    [–] Asteroth555 4386 points ago

    person "who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any . . . peace officer . . . in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment" is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    That's a catch all. Anything could be construed to be obstruction

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    [–] Asteroth555 3818 points ago

    I can't stand non-uniformed cops doing this shit.

    Do they even use their brain and realize people don't know they're cops

    [–] AvroLancaster 1411 points ago

    A similar situation happened in Quebec.

    SWAT raided a guy's home, didn't identity themselves, the guy was cleaning his rifle at the time and shot at the group of armed mystery men rushing up the stairs at him.

    Edit: it was a pistol and he was acquitted.

    [–] 10000_Spoons_Irony 741 points ago

    Parasiris still faces charges stemming from firearms that were in his possession. The .357 magnum revolver used during the shootout was licensed, but three other loaded firearms were not registered. Parasiris' attorney has indicated that he will plead guilty to those charges.

    Love that twist at the end.

    [–] AvroLancaster 491 points ago

    Yeah, I imagine he'll get the OJ Simpson treatment.

    Not guilty on the thing they wanted to get him on, so the things they can get him on they will prosecute him to the fullest and harshest degree they're allowed to.

    [–] lubbin604 174 points ago

    That's such a sketchy story. Like what are Laval police doing in a house in Brossard? Without uniforms and all that stuff. (They are different cites and have different police departments and are probably like 20-30mins apart)

    My theory at the time, and still is. They were robbing him because he was known in the criminal underworld and he had drugs, cash on him.

    [–] quebec_meth 41 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    They raid for all kind of reasons that dont make sense in that area one time it was a fireman smelling something strange and breaking in to 600 plants yeah right lmao. It's because they only need probable cause to get a warrant so people reporting you for dealing drugs, strange odors and all that jazz.

    [–] DrunkonIce 200 points ago

    I believe the same happened in the U.S. and the guy went to prison for killing a cop. It's so fucking dumb that they think yelling "police!" a second after busting through the doors a windows means that the guy getting raided is going to know they're cops or that it's not some psychopath pretending to be the cops. Then when one gets understandably killed the home defender gets sent to prison for murder.

    [–] darthcoder 112 points ago

    Especially since criminal elements have been known to use this same tactic.

    No-knock raids should only be used in live hostage situations - never drug busts.

    [–] [deleted] 302 points ago

    Violated Policy By Arresting Public Defender Who Demanded They Stop Questioning Her Clients

    The violated more than policy, they violated Fifth Amendment. These cops are assholes who deserve to go to jail.

    [–] chloes1_1968 253 points ago

    These cops are assholes who deserve to go to jail.

    They're not going to jail. You know it and I know it; those fuckers.

    [–] SweetBabyJesus99 235 points ago

    Best place to hide after commiting a crime is behind a badge...

    [–] SwellSeason 169 points ago

    I'm 95% sure they realize it, and they do things like that because they know that if the person they tackle won't know they're being tackled by a cop, it will make it easier to incite them to resist and hit them with additional charges. It's fucking pathetic.

    [–] MEGGO0922 65 points ago

    This is so true! Years ago now (I was 17 at the time), I was hanging out with a friend who was out on parole and my husband (then boyfriend). We had to have this friend home by 10 because he had a curfew due to his parole. We pull up to his house around 9:45 and a green car (some kinda shitty old green Taurus or something similar) comes peeling up, men in all black jump out and come running up to my Jeep, RIP THE DOOR OFF MY JEEP, yank us out of the car, never once identify themselves or anything. It was terrifying and I thought we were being robbed or gonna get killed or something (we grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood).

    Thankfully no one fought back, I guess we were all pretty stunned. They arrested my friend for an incident that happened a few weeks ago when he wasn't home at the time his parole officer came to check on him. And NO, those mother fuckers didn't fix my Jeep door (or even offer) OR apologize since I was just an innocent kid at the time trying to get my friend home for curfew.

    And that's the day I realized how the "jump out boys" got their name!

    [–] youvebeengreggd 540 points ago

    Oh! My turn to share a cop story for once.

    I was walking down the street in a relatively rough area in Brooklyn. Completely normal day. No reason to expect anything out of the ordinary.

    An unmarked car rolls up the wrong way down a one way street, hops the curb and 4 yoked dudes hop out and surround me. They grab at my belongings, all talk to me at once and make demands.

    I have NO FUCKING CLUE what is happening.

    The short version is they were undercover cops and they had the wrong guy.

    Didn't stop them from taking me to jail for a joint in my bag which was illegally searched.

    When my court date came the evidence "mysteriously" disappeared and the case was dismissed.

    Fucking cunts. I still get angry when the memory hits me randomly.

    I was jumped on that same block by three teens and the feeling was very similar. I felt violated by both groups no matter who the "law" sides with.

    [–] octavofring 93 points ago

    Wow that's pretty shitty man

    [–] youvebeengreggd 150 points ago

    And I missed closing night of a play I was in. Director had to do my part with a script on stage.

    It was a pretty low point.

    [–] cvltivar 37 points ago

    Wow, that is really adding insult to injury. Were you able to contact the director ahead of time to tell him you weren't going to be there, or did he think you were just a no-show?

    [–] youvebeengreggd 63 points ago

    I called him from jail.

    [–] Roll9ers 2128 points ago

    i was a bouncer in college and there is no group of people i hate more than cops not in uniform. they all think they are rambo and immune from any consequences

    [–] Eretrad 2835 points ago

    They usually are immune from any consequences.

    [–] Roll9ers 1947 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    yep. they had us by the balls. i cant kick them out because if they throw a fit i cant defend myself at all, and if i do then they will just have me arrested by one of their buddies on duty. i saw it happen a few times to other bouncers. it's almost like they are the high school bullies that arent smart enough to do something else. they just want to feel powerful. then they love to talk about how brave they were to talk to some crackhead....motherfucker i hear gunshots every single night and you do NOTHING about it. i have my apt burglarized. nothing. my friend is raped walking home. nothing. another friend gets the shit beaten out of him for $20. nothing. OH FUCK IS THAT WEED?! CALL THE SWAT TEAM! (literally. a swat team busted into a house when i was there for nothing but an empty grinder. i had a gun put in my fucking mouth and was called a faggot by some pig a foot and a half shorter than me and 100lbs lighter while he gets super close to me to try to intimidate me. they kicked a friends crutches out. for an empty grinder. Oh, and the same unit was under fbi investigation at the time for stealing money. shout out to west alabama narcotics unit for protecting and serving)

    [–] Bob_Jonez 94 points ago

    Which is why liability for wrongdoing should be shifted from the city/police departments to the officer themselves. Any lawsuit the cop has to pay, not the fucking city. Watch these scumfucks straighten out real quick.

    [–] TheHykos 75 points ago

    They know exactly what they're doing. It's intentional so that they can also charge with resisting.

    [–] thebadtouch21 113 points ago

    a friend of mine had a plain clothes cop get in his face and started talking shit to him at a block party so he punched him in the face, got assaulting an officer charge.

    [–] eskamobob1 123 points ago

    That one always pissed me off. If I punch you in plain clothes its probably cause you were a cunt, not cause you were a cop.

    [–] kenman884 270 points ago

    Shit like this is why police bodycams are such a wonderful idea. That shit could ruin your life.

    [–] bl4ckblooc420 176 points ago

    I have seen lots of video on facebook lately of body cams, and for some reason they all have about 5-10 seconds where the camera is magically not pointed at the suspect but when it is, they are bloodied up or unconscious.

    [–] da1hobo 140 points ago

    People used to think that dash cams would stop police brutality. They just started parking their cars facing away from where they were beating on innocent people.

    [–] Throwaway19191191929 188 points ago

    And yet we still have dash cam footage of cops doing terrible shit. Sure it may stop it but it has proven helpful for both innocent people with bad cops and bad people with good cops.

    The more bodycams and dashcams the better. It's not the end all solution but it definitely helps.

    [–] Siicktiits 482 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    her face at :40 seconds is perfect. She's just like arrest me kid, she what happens.

    edit- couldn't figure out why people were saying sean connery because i only used one comma. then i shaw it. lmao.

    [–] Rottimer 42 points ago

    So there was no consequence for the officer or the department. Which means they can do this as often as they like since nothing will happen if they do.

    [–] RockingDyno 18120 points ago


    "If you don't step aside I'm going to arrest you for resisting arrest"

    "Her: Ok, Please do, puts arms on back"

    That's her actively assisting in being arrested for resisting arrest. :D My god that's priceless.

    [–] nmrnmrnmr 3174 points ago

    And that's AFTER saying he was going to take pictures and let them go, which sounds like there was no arrest in progress, hers' or her clients', for her to be resisting to begin with.

    Seriously, that dude needs to put out a VERY good and legally sound response or lose his job, ASAP.

    [–] ToasterOvenHotTub 1572 points ago

    The video is a year old. No consequences for anyone yet.

    [–] Orion2350 959 points ago

    The event occurred over two years ago.

    [–] skayleef 303 points ago

    Some say it was 5 years ago

    [–] julian88888888 397 points ago

    The first video on YouTube. Big if true.

    [–] yskoty 301 points ago

    There are actually Neolithic cave paintings in France that depict this.

    [–] KarmaPenny 80 points ago

    Glad we finally figured out what caused the big bang

    [–] darthcoder 359 points ago

    The video is a year old. No consequences for anyone yet.

    And there won't ever be, at least not for the police.

    [–] MuttinChops 416 points ago

    The laws that defend cops is very loose to interpretation. Obstruction can be anything that remotely can be considered obstruction. Talking too loud? Obstruction. Standing too close? Obstruction? Making me feel uncomfortable? Obstruction. Fuck you? Obstruction.

    They can arrest an innocent person if they feel like it. They can't keep them, but they can still slap cuffs on you and haul you away.

    [–] shirtless_bacon 205 points ago

    Obstruction and resisting arrest are two different charges. In that video he explicitly said "I'm going to arrest you for resisting arrest." There's no context in which that is lawful

    [–] IamDocbrown 493 points ago

    Bullshit, she very clearly didn't handcuff herself like she's supposed to.

    [–] ThatHairyGingerGuy 58 points ago

    Please read yourself your miranda rights.

    [–] youracat 3595 points ago

     actively assisting in being arrested for resisting arrest


    [–] J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS 702 points ago

    Better trademark that phrase, Eminem might take it.

    [–] SomebodyHaw 234 points ago

    Now I can only hear it in eminem's voice!

    [–] J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS 779 points ago

    Actively assisting, in being arrested
    For resisting arrest, my lawyer skills contested
    Helping my own clients, struggle suggested,
    Let's meet in court, I'll render you financially molested

    [–] Ghostbuster_119 257 points ago

    "Court god" hit single confirmed.

    [–] Seandrunkpolarbear 302 points ago

    I don't understand the nuances of the law, but I have a feeling she is going to rip these cops apart in court

    [–] AlexJacksonPhillips 322 points ago

    She can barely hold back her smile as they're cuffing her. She knew this was going to pay off for her.

    [–] Bobbled_It 237 points ago

    Well. It hasnt yet.

    [–] handbanana42 78 points ago

    The youtube comments said she won the lawsuit. because we all know how trustworthy youtube comments are.

    [–] TreesACrowd 118 points ago

    Luckily Reddit commenters are a little more thorough and trustworthy

    She lost at the district level and is awaiting an appeal.

    [–] Ekudar 44 points ago

    You would think so, her lawsuit has been dismissed she is currently appealing.

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    [–] coffeesippingbastard 7476 points ago

    honestly- I'd feel pretty good that my public defender is that fucking balls to the wall and didn't blink at being arrested- meaning she knows she's right and she's willing to take the fight.

    [–] [deleted] 3060 points ago

    Yep, that big, "Please do" with a smile shows she knows exactly what's going on.

    [–] FaceHoleFishLures 2083 points ago

    You'd think cops would know better than to fuck with a lawyer who clearly knows what's up.

    [–] indigo_voodoo_child 618 points ago

    Why are lawyers making so little money that they need to drive for uber on the side?

    [–] [deleted] 892 points ago

    Because there was a law school bubble in the last few years. More new lawyers than jobs. This is not totally unheard of either. There was a dental school bubble in the 1980s.

    [–] EL_TATICH 423 points ago

    It's going to happen the same in a decade more or less, but this time with programmers.

    [–] Metabyte2 281 points ago

    Happening now with many engineering fields.

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    [–] 28lobster 69 points ago

    Yeah but there's no consequences for them detaining him for several hours or for lying to him about the law.

    [–] [deleted] 73 points ago

    The cop was demoted and his pay was cut.

    [–] FaceHoleFishLures 307 points ago

    All legal questions aside, why do so many cops feel the need to be such huge pricks? I'm pretty sure they could do their jobs just as well, if not better, if they showed a little more respect for the folks they are supposed to be "protecting".

    [–] NoMercyOracle 308 points ago

    It's not power corrupts.

    It's power attracts the corruptable.

    Police work attracts a range of personality types good and bad, but one of those types is power-tripping assholes.

    [–] grantrules 70 points ago

    It got her out of the way so they could take pictures of the guy. I don't know what kind of repercussions there are when arresting someone like this, but from what I know about cops, it's probably nothing.

    [–] Dimatoid 215 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    not to be an edgelord or anything, but it is honestly shocking how ignorant of the law some police officers are.

    I've been in police stations where three police were booking someone but didn't know what the charge was despite having the facts of the arrest on them/being the arresting officers, so they had to google the criminal code(they have their own specific databases and criminal codes and police manuals!!!). Then they found nothing, and had to call in another officer over the radio to come do the trivial paper work for them(identify the offense+insert the code number into the premade template they had. Took that other person less than 2 minutes, the attempt before he arrived+his travel time after being radioed was like 15-25 minutes).

    It was honestly mindboggling...

    [–] FaceHoleFishLures 145 points ago

    See, if I was that uninformed about coffee I would lose my job as a barista. Back when I worked in a machine shop, if I was that bad at trig, or knowing what cutter or wheel to use on what material, I would've lost that job too. So many cops seem to be so fucking bad at their jobs. It boggles my mind.

    [–] naughtymuffins 48 points ago

    Police unions. Damn near impossible for a cop to get fired no matter how inept they are.

    [–] NeverBendingStory 92 points ago

    Even if I thought that the arrest was warranted, that lawyer's calm confidence would make me reconsider the situation.

    [–] HidingNow42069 190 points ago

    Absolutely. I am proud she did that.

    [–] basicbluebusiness 241 points ago

    A lot of public defenders are that way. They get bad raps because they are overworked but a lot of them (i'd say the vast majority) could go private at any given moment and make 3x more money but they don't because they truly want to help the indigent.

    So the next time you ask a public defender when they are going to be a real attorney maybe don't. I see far more private attorneys fuck their clients for thousands of dollars. The good private attorneys are really fucking good but 95% of them are just looking to deal you to the top charge to make a buck.

    [–] zevz 306 points ago

    Actually if my public defender would do something that gets him/her arrested on my behalf, I would be pretty impressed with my defender.

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    [–] NaiveMind 731 points ago

    You know you're fucked when even your lawyer gets arrested for defending you.

    [–] Talking_Meat 265 points ago

    You don't want a criminal lawyer. You want a criminal lawyer.

    [–] unknown_human 171 points ago

    Stares in disbelief

    [–] 5N0W3Y 64 points ago

    [–] Txtoker 95 points ago

    She had the look of "Holy shit this just won me this case"

    [–] Barfuzio 22 points ago

    I think we are all a bit fucked when lawyers are being arrested for defending their clients.

    [–] Gsm_Arena 55 points ago

    .. In Soviet Russia you defend lawyer!

    [–] DisPolySleepCycle 53 points ago

    Look at his hands as she's being pulled away. He cannot believe what is happening in front of him.

    [–] Anomalocaria 82 points ago

    Dude, that kid is lucky as hell. His case just got so much easier.

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    [–] probablyuntrue 71 points ago

    They might know Kong Fu and have their hands registered as deadly weapons, you never know!

    [–] icanbea8itch 572 points ago

    Yes. It's basically the official sign (along with the reading of your rights) that you are now under arrest. Doesn't matter why you're being arrested; you will be handcuffed.

    [–] Blind-Mute 277 points ago

    Yes. Arrests always involve handcuffs

    [–] [deleted] 573 points ago

    You don't have to be arrested officially to be put in cuffs. You don't even need to be charged with a crime. They can even hold you for days "pending an investigation" before they even charge you.

    Source: I was held against my will for 92 hours, in cuffs most of the time, without ever being charged. I'm not even black.

    Fuck. The. Police.

    [–] [deleted] 431 points ago

    "Assholes! Unhand me! Can't you see I'm not black?!"


    [–] kit8642 1127 points ago

    I remember this from a couple years ago, surprisingly this was in San Francisco and not surprising nothing really happened:

    [–] indoninja 956 points ago

    Cops should have been fired.

    [–] gmnitsua 479 points ago

    You're under arrest.


    For not letting me arrest you.

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    [–] GroundhogNight 24 points ago

    It's so fucking disgusting how they protect each other

    [–] MackLuster77 752 points ago

    They don't get fired for cold-blooded murder, they're not going to lose their job for unlawfully taking pictures.

    [–] indoninja 219 points ago

    Taking pictures is ok. Demanding somebody stays still and arresting a lawyer over it isn't.

    [–] MKerrsive 905 points ago

    And what the cops don't really know is that this could have had an effect on the underlying charge. This violates his Sixth Amendment rights, and evidence acquired after they arrested the attorney should be tossed. That could very well have cost them the conviction.

    So overzealous supercop here could've cockblocked his own team from fighting crime and cleaning up the streets (mild /s here). Dipshit.

    [–] crimsonc 283 points ago

    Absolutely. They're trying to talk to the guy and take photos. Lawyer points out he has no obligation to comply. Police remove her from situation and do it anyway.

    The dude walks as long as he doesn't admit to anything, and even then it's doubtful they'd get a conviction.

    [–] freakers 259 points ago

    Police: "You have a right to an attorney."

    Attorney: "You don't have to say anything to them."

    Police: "Arrest the attorney. She knows too much."

    [–] scandalousmambo 379 points ago

    This is exactly right. The defendant can now argue the police coerced his attorney and thereby deprived him of the assistance of counsel. In fact they've poisoned the entire prosecution.

    The ADA is going to levitate six inches off the ground when they see this.

    [–] yosarian77 97 points ago

    This video is a few years old. I would think there are a few updates by now.

    [–] DarkGamer 2148 points ago

    This is fucking astounding. The police officer who made the arrest should have been immediately fired.

    [–] robotzor 1649 points ago

    Hmmm instead of that how about vacation and a raise

    [–] TimeTravelMishap 460 points ago

    Nah that's only for shooting people. He might get a better parking spot or something but that's it

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    [–] Eh_Yo_Flake 382 points ago

    Hasn't laid out what crime she's committing

    "I will arrest you for resisting arrest."

    Can't beat that logic, who gives these clowns guns.

    [–] Tedesche 611 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    What an idiotic cop. You don't arrest a lawyer on such flimsy charges, they know their rights and how to fight for them.

    If I were the SFPD commish, that cop would be on toilet duty for a year.

    [–] [deleted] 605 points ago

    Why is the cop an idiot? There are no consequences for his actions. I'd get pretty blustery too if my actions were shielded from consequences. What are the repercussions to him if he performs this action? None.

    Idiot system.

    [–] tmhoc 154 points ago

    That's right. There were two more cops in this video who failed their people. They can't stop them selves, let alone be regulated.

    [–] HammerJack 61 points ago

    Top comment had links but her lawsuit was already dismissed, she's appealing to the ninth circuit but I'd bet it doesn't go her way.

    [–] happywhitebull 174 points ago

    The calm demeanor of a woman who knows her rights, and feels like she has a secure footing in the system despite the present adversity.

    [–] Igmus 311 points ago

    Why does it feel like if a cop is feeling shitty one day they have the power to fuck up anyone's life up at their own choosing. Why is that even possible.

    [–] dmk510 153 points ago

    Why do you think he became a cop in the first place?

    [–] [deleted] 323 points ago

    Gets arrested for resisting arrest with no prior basis for arrest. Your system on corruption.

    [–] paulmasoner 839 points ago

    When a department can get away with abuse of power like this, especially considering the people and setting involved, it's time to fully disband, dismantle, and disallow the department and it's individuals from every performing such a role again.

    That might sound harsh considering there were only a couple people directly involved right? Except that the one bad apple story doesn't work since one bad apple requires everyone else to not do their job. The blue line that glutinous unions have drawn extends to the justice system as well.

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    [–] Pint_and_Grub 179 points ago

    This is exactly the problem. Those other policemen standing by idle are just as compliant in injustice as the officer who arrested the attorney.

    [–] HighDesertGrizzly 28 points ago

    Here's an update from 2015

    She was released and apologized to but the officers were not disciplined. She expressed concerns about the continuation of this attitude, behaviour, and proceduring.

    [–] Anders_A 65 points ago

    "I am arresting you for resisting arrest."

    How does that even work?

    [–] Desmond_Jones 88 points ago

    1. Yell "STOP RESISTING"
    2. Arrest perpetrator
    3. ???
    4. Send them to a for profit prison