CHP Bullies Impeach-Obama Overpass Protesters in Sacramento

Police do sometimes try to bully/intimidate. To make them stop, it may be necessary to call their bluff.

They can arrest you, if you defy a “lawful order,” whether you are violating a law or not. But a cop’s suggestion is NOT a “lawful order.” Make him say he is giving you a “lawful order” to disperse.

They often request, as in this clip, and hope you will take that as an order. They may not want to arrest you, because it will look ridiculous and there is a possibility they could be personally sued for violating your civil rights.

If the arrest a people at an orderly and peaceful demo, especially middle-aged and retired people, the cops may look foolish back at the station. If you want to make them arrest you have a couple hundreds dollar with you, so you can bail yourself out.

I am not an attorney, but it seems doubtful that a prosecutor will press charges in such a case. They probably will release you immediately on your own recognizance. You should have the number of an attorney with you in case you need him.

CHP Bullies Impeach-Obama Overpass Protesters in Sacramento

Advertisements
Image | This entry was posted in Demos & Protests. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to CHP Bullies Impeach-Obama Overpass Protesters in Sacramento

  1. G says:

    “I am not an attorney, but it seems doubtful that a prosecutor will press charges in such a case. They probably will release you immediately on your own recognizance. ”

    If they take you on a Saturday, you may not even get that oppty until Monday or Tuesday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s