I was signing out of an email account and it automatically thrust me upon msn news and one of the pieces of “news” was that Adrian Peterson (RB for the Minn Vikings) was arrested in Houston.
The story is quite sketchy and here is a link to it.
The biggest thing that jumps out at me is he was arrested for “resisting arrest.” Maybe I am using too much logic but resisting arrest seems to be one of those charges that can’t stand alone. If you can be charged with resisting, that means they were arresting you for something else (presumably legitimate), like assault and it is then tacked on.
If a cop, tells you to stop doing something that is not unlawful, and you refuse and then he forces himself upon you, then it is assault by the officer.
Is it that resisting arrest has a very broad and open ended meaning, was it an off duty cop on a power trip, maybe he was s texans fan and wanted to make peterson look bad? I understand he was an off-duty cop moonlighting as security. If he was working as security, how can be just “become” a cop when it is convenient. Is the club owner paying extra for an “off-duty” cop that can make himself “on-duty” as necessary, was he in uniform while “off-duty”?
If he was only a bouncer and peterson told him “we heard you, give us a sec” and shoved his shoulder, would he have been “resisting arrest”?
If he didn’t actually do anything to warrant this and video and witnesses say it happened differently it will get more press than if it happened to a non-celebrity and could open some eyes of the state apologists.