Thursday, March 26, 2015

WHY Did THIS Take so Long?

State senator proposes harsher penalties for resisting arrest

FINALLY! In the wake of countless recent cases of citizens violently resisting arrest, State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens) has sponsored a Bill that would create a felony charge of "aggravated resisting arrest," for anyone convicted of resisting arrest twice within a 10-year period.

A LOT of people don't seem to know that simply backing away from an arresting officer claiming, "I didn't do anything," IS resisting arrest.

Merely pushing a cops hands away as he/she tries to handcuff you, or struggling with Police Officers is ALREADY a felony - "assaulting a police officer."

One of the problems today is that, while "resisting arrest" is already a crime, it's often routinely dismissed, the same way gun charges are routinely dismissed in favor of more substantial felonies (ie. armed robbery, etc.)

I think the idea of stockpiling charges (ESPECIALLY on repeat offenders) is a good strategy. It forces the accused to negotiate more charges, usually requiring them to accept lengthier prison sentences.
NOTHING wrong with that!

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