Being put under arrest is unpleasant, yes, but it is common knowledge that resisting can leave you open to further charges – namely “resisting arrest.” The key phrase here is “further charges.” If you are already being arrested for something – whether or not you believe you are guilty – the last thing you want to do is give law enforcement reasons to tack on more charges and penalties.
What if you’re being wrongly arrested, though? Aren’t there certain regulations the police must follow in order to make an arrest? Shouldn’t you make it known if you don’t think you are being arrested legitimately? You can’t simply be arrested for resisting arrest… can you?
If you ask one group [...]