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Reader: Resist Arrest and You'll Get Your Ass Kicked Even for Just Rolling a Joint

Our post featuring a video of a high school student taken to the ground by law enforcers after being seen rolling a joint found our readers divided into two camps. Some felt authorities overreacted in a major way, while a large number of others argued that the student brought the pain on himself. Here's an example from a reader who believes the latter.

See also: Video: See Rough Takedown Bust of Student Caught Rolling a Joint

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c.burnett writes:

When the police asked him what he had in his hand, he hid it under his sleeve and then resisted arrest. If he had just showed them the joint and gave it to them without any hesitation, nothing probably would have happened. I am not the biggest supporters of cops nowadays neither but NEVER resist arrest or else this will happen every time.

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