Police and the "Rapist Doctrine": Just Submit -- It Will Be Over Soon

by Will

Liberty Minute August 21 2014

?Don?t resist ? it will only be worse for you.? That?s the message of both the rapist and the police officer, as candidly digested by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the LAPD who now preaches that doctrine as a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University.

Whenever a citizen is approached by a police officer, Dutta explains, ?here is the bottom line?: ?[I]f you don?t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.?

Yes, Dutta generously concedes, ?corrupt and bully cops exist? I know that some officers engage in unprofessional and arrogant behavior; sometimes they behave like criminals.? Nonetheless, he insists, such people are your social superiors whose commands must be cheerfully obeyed without hesitation, and ?the situation will not become easier if you show your anger and resentment.?

?Most field stops are complete in minutes,? coos the apologist for state-licensed aggressive violence. ?How difficult is it to cooperate for that long??

The same is true, of course, of most encounters between a rapist and a victim. The violation of a free person?s rights is not any less egregious for being brief.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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