Police Union Commissar: If You Resist, You Should Expect to Die

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“We’ve heard a lot in the last number of weeks about what police officers can’t do, and what police officers shouldn’t do,” groused Patrick Lynch, designated spokesliar for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, New York’s largest police union. “No one’s telling us what we are able to do, and what we should do, when we’re faced with a situation where the person being placed under arrest says, `I’m not going. I’m not being placed under arrest.’”  

“What is it we should do?” continued Lynch, his voice colored by theatrical incredulity. “Walk away?”

If the would-be arrestee isn’t involved in an actual crime — that is, an act of aggression against another person — the only morally suitable answer is: Yes. The cop should shut up, go away, and refrain from molesting one of his betters. The experience might encourage him to find honest work.

“We don’t have that option,” Lynch insisted. “Nor would the public that called and complained about these crimes want us to. If they called, it’s important to them.”

In this fashion Lynch attempted to shift the blame for the killing of Eric Garner on merchants in the Staten Island neighborhood where the harmless man was killed through an act of criminal homicide by NYPD officers enforcing a demented “zero tolerance” policy regarding the sale of untaxed cigarettes. Lynch, who has spent his entire adult life as a member of the coercive caste, tried to depict Garner — a micro-entrepreneur — as a menace to the public, and a threat to commerce. Lynch appears to believe that the spectacle of police killing a harmless and unarmed man is less damaging to the local economy than allowing that man to sell loose cigarettes to willing customers.

Lynch resurrected the unproven claim that plainclothes officers had seen Garner commit an act of unsanctioned petty commerce, and that he resisted their efforts to abduct him on behalf of the state’s tax-consuming class. He carefully avoided mention of the fact that Garner, according to eyewitnesses, had broken up a fight while the officers, ever vigilant for economic “crimes,” refused to intervene.

“There is an attitude on our streets today that it is acceptable to resist arrest,” lamented Lynch. “That attitude is a direct result of a lack of respect for law enforcement.”

While it is the moral duty of every decent person to cultivate disrespect for law enforcement, that attitude is not to blame (if that’s the appropriate word) for the growing resistance to officially sanctioned abduction. That inclination is a direct reaction to the impudence, arrogance, and aggressiveness of police officers, their palpable contempt for the public they supposedly serve, their sense of tribal solidarity with officers who commit crimes against innocent people, and the institutional immunity they enjoy.

“The charge of resisting arrest is a very serious and dangerous one,” insisted Lynch. “The charge exists to encourage those being arrested to comply with the lawful orders of police officers so that those officers do not have to use necessary force to make that arrest.”

In other words: If you submit with proper docility to the commands issued by the slave patrol, they won’t have to beat or kill you.

Like most exponents of that view, Lynch assumes that any gust of verbal halitosis that escapes the wet hole at the bottom of a police officer’s face is a “lawful order.” For this reason he insists that resisting arrest “is a serious crime, and must be treated that way by all.”

In fact, resisting unlawful arrest — while considered an actual crime, and prosecuted as such — is an ancient, venerable, and indispensable right of free people. Under the still-valid Supreme Court precedent John Black Elk v. U.S. (1900), a citizen has a legally recognized right to use lethal force to prevent the consummation of an unlawful arrest.

Perhaps, somewhere in the reptilian recesses of what passes for Lynch’s mind, there is an awareness of that fact, and a rapidly coalescing fear of the prospect that the public will come to understand it, as well. This may be why he admonished PBA members to use “all the resources of the NYPD” when they are dealing with a member of the productive class who isn’t willing to endure the indignity and injury of a state-licensed abduction. In other words: Use any means necessary — including lethal force — to insure that resistance is futile.

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11 thoughts on “Police Union Commissar: If You Resist, You Should Expect to Die

  1. If one wanted an example of egregious arrogance of todays militarized police, this guy is it. Is he really that stupid, or does he think we are? He would be right at home among the KGB or Gestapo.

  2. There is an attitude on our streets today that it is acceptable to resist arrest,” lamented Lynch. “That attitude is a direct result of a lack of respect for law enforcement.

    The attitude of the cops, of them being (above) “the law” & entirely unaccountable is very telling.

    The ‘lack of respect’ this dangerous preacher speaks of is a direct result of the cops ever increasing blatant lack of respect for the populous and the law.

    His comments clearly show his mentality of ‘cops are always right any everyone must always blindly oblige them no matter what’ mentality.

  3. When the time comes I’m sure an honest patriot somewhere will listen intently as to why this thing should be allowed to breath the same air as the human beings on this planet.

  4. only like minded rats will stick together during a crisis…that is until they see each other as a means to an end. loyalty out the window when that happens. when shtf know who not to let in your circle.

  5. No if I resist arrest I should expect to be arrested.
    This isn’t the USSR and you aren’t supposed to be
    acting like the KGB.

  6. The police use you are resisting arest any time they do not get there way. And figure out how to trump up charges after you are in jail. If you refuse to speak to one you are resisting arest because they need play there power card. Happens all the time. They want the public to fear them and there power. And fear only runs so long. Infernal afairs is a joke Nation wide to the public and a cop say’s is just took as another lie being told. Untill they gain public respect and trust. They are in truth the nothings on our streets. And as nothing they have no value being there. And yes you are allowed to run or fight if you feel your life is in danger that is a natural raction above any law of a land. So with out respect and trust the police will need kill more and more as the tax payers natural reactions come to play at sight of what they are and have become.

  7. Sounded to me like a very thinly veiled “DECLARATION OF WAR” on the American population.

    Looking at body language it seemed to me that this piece of trash was both a little frightened and a VERY arrogant. He does not see us as men with rights. He sees us as property and a revenue source for his corporation. Nothing more. He probably has enough intelligence to realize that he is sitting on a proverbial “Powder Keg” that all it requires is a hot enough spark and him, his fellow uniformed terrorists will be swept away.

    They are weak, frightened little cowards who compensate for lack of manhood and regard for their fellow man by murdering and robbing the population at the point of a gun.

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