(Rachel Blevins) A teenage boy was arrested and detained for the crime of posting a photo on social media of a toy gun he received as a birthday gift. Despite the fact that the photo included a “Warning” sticker on the gun, which stated that it was a toy, the student was suspended from school and treated as a criminal.
As a senior at Amity High Regional School, Zach Cassidento said he did not think he was doing anything wrong when he received a new airsoft gun for his birthday and posted a photo of it on Snapchat.
As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork, which I originally shared to my wall in February of 2016, in my post, “The Majority Cannot Give Consent for the Minority,” and decidedly re-shared it, along with a new commentary…
My Original Commentary:
“Democracy is based on the idea that the majority can give consent for the minority. But consent doesn’t work like that.”
“Yo, Dawg! We heard that you don’t like the tyranny of the majority over minority groups… So, we legitimized the authority of an ultra-minority through a voting majority, so they can tyrannically rule over everybody, accordingly, while you formally select the next elect minority of tyranny to fully control your humanity, in perpetuity!” (Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)
My New Commentary: A vulgar superstition.
(note: though I previously shared a different picture of this quote in February of 2016, within my post, “The Majority Cannot Give Consent for the Minority,” I still felt compelled to offer up an alternative commentary when I saw it again, due to the inspiring nature of these words)
My Commentary: This is what calling an officer to the scene of a minor accident you were involved in looks like in a police state…
Check out how the cowardly, trigger-happy shooter has the audacity to repeatedly tell the innocent man he just gunned down not to move. What the fuzz? How does one normally react to the pain of taking a bullet through the torso? Also, notice how the copsuckers in the comments section of the video claim that the driver should have stayed in his car, shouldn’t have had his wallet in hand, etc. Gee… How does one normally react when police arrive to the scene of an accident they’ve been in?
The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I shared artwork being shared by the page, “Statism is a Cult“…
“Without government, violent gangs would take over.”
Nali M.: That happened in my city. I think it’s bc she kneed him in the crotch. Still should have used the taser instead.
Rayn: The officer attempted to arrest this woman for warrants that were invalid, making him nothing more than a costumed criminal, with a shiny badge, and a gun. He was operating only undercolor of law, and had no legal right to arrest this woman.
She was under no obligation to cooperate in any way with the unlawful orders of these State agents, and appeared perfectly cognizant of this fact. She understood that she was being abducted, through use of assault and battery, with the intent to falsely imprison her, and chose to exercise her right to resist the criminal acts she was being subjected to, and attempted to appeal to reason and evidence, as her defense.
“Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”
“An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621.(Click Here to Continue Reading This Post) →