Originally Posted by eriadoc
Let's just pretend for a minute that he didn't do what they say he did. Let's pretend that maybe they had no just cause to arrest him, and therefore no basis for a resisting arrest charge. After all, there is no accompanying charge for which he would have been arrested and subsequently resisted. So let's just pretend that he feels he's innocent, and maybe even is innocent. What should he do? If he were going to loudly proclaim his innocence and figuratively shout it from the roof tops, what lawyer would he hire? There are a lot of our rights being eroded in this country, but at least you can still fight for your day in court if you think you're innocent.
You honestly think a guy in a bar at 2 a.m., who had been told to leave numerous times, is innocent of all this??? Or that it needs wait-and-see privileges???
Look, the cops didn't go yank some librarian out of bed at 2 a.m. and charge him with a bogus crime. This was a BAR. At 2 in the morning. Tell me again how this might not be what I think it is.
Once again, this whole "Our rights are being eroded" crap is not justification or rationalization for anything where a guy at 2 a.m. in a bar mouths off and then probably resists efforts to get him out the door.
Only in America can we find ways to exonerate the guilty and imprison the innocent. THAT is the real travesty, eriadoc. And you know it.