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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
The past few weeks, I’ve seen stories about overly aggressive police that have killed people, choked them out, pushed down them and just been aggressive when trying to arrest them. All of these have one thing in common, the citizen resisted arrest in name of their “rights.”
I don’t agree with the aggressiveness of the cops, I know they have better training for people resisting arrest. However, I think to myself why do people feel the need to fight for their “rights,” when most don’t even know their rights and risk their life and bodily harm when they could fight for their rights in court. Rights that have so much gray area from state to state, that many of these people are right and wrong at the same time but risk their life over “rights.”
Think about this, the moment you become aggressive in tone and resist arrest, you’re putting a cop in a very uncomfortable position that is rarely going to end in your favor. Hopefully the cop does not get hurt while you’re resisting arrest in the name of rights because now you’re going to get hit with an assault charge on top of resisting arrest.
I had a situation when I was 16, when a cop stopped me on my bike and asked me what I was doing on the white side of town, while his has hand was on his gun. I told him that I was playing basketball with my friends at the park and just having fun. He replied with, go back to Detroit. I knew, I had the right to stay in that city and hang out with my friends but I went home as the cop followed me, told my dad and filed a complaint with that police department. That cop was fired and I’m here to talk about it today.
I’m tired of seeing these stories and know that they can easily end, when people realize when to pick their battles.
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I love and miss you.
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