The case raises the question: How can you be arrested for resisting arrest? Isn’t that like being fired for refusing to be fired?
David L. Carter, a criminology professor and former police officer, says in most cases, it’s an aggravating offense. But when resisting arrest is the only charge, as it is in the San Francisco case, Carter is puzzled.
“I question the legitimacy of that,” Carter says. “You’ve got to have the arrest to have the resisting arrest!”