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Resist Bill! Making False Arrest a Felony is a Very Bad Idea

Yesterday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called on the NY State Senate to make the charge of Resisting Arrest a felony; it is currently a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison. While it may sound good on paper this is a profoundly bad idea. Those who practice or work in the criminal justice […]