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Why Black People Resist Arrest: Is It a Natural Reaction to an Unjust Justice System?

Bill Whittle, Released on 7/6/20

“Resisting is desperation,” says Mike Muse in a column at Medium.com attempting to explain “Why Black People Resist Arrest”. With police brutality, racial injustice, and mob violence in the news daily, it’s time to take a look at some of the underlying motivations.

Here’s a link to the Mike Muse column: https://bit.ly/WhyResistArrest

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joe

From what I found, its not that black people resist arrest, its former (or on probation) felons that resist arrest, and you can add to that group narcissists and psychopaths. Normal people (which are of the majority) rarely get arrested as they usually have enough smarts to not commit a crime in the first place. And race is generally not a factor here.

steph

Hi Joe, your reply might have some truth to it. but i wonder if it is your opinion or if you have data or personal experience to rely on?

I agree, calling it a race factor is simplified – the arrest could feel and be unjustified if the one getting arrested actually didn’t commit any crime and more often that is the case with people of color. That they are arrested because they “look like” the person described. Which makes this at least partially race based, confounded with these racist arrests continued over decades.

“Normal people” – I am not clear what you mean, because again there are those getting arrested for just their skin color and then being rearrested because they now have a record. Then there are white people who commit crimes but continue to get away with it, (not unlike our president.)

I haven’t yet read the article, but “Black People Resist Arrest”, suggests a generalization that I am not very interested in making my starting point for a reasonable discussion.