With 2014 coming to an end, and New Year’s resolutions inevitable, much will be written about the importance of taking the long-term view to get a new job, lose weight or learn to play a musical instrument.
In light of recent deaths during police encounters across the country, it is worth remembering that a perceived wrongful arrest can be hashed out in court at another time.
Both sides can use arguments, not weapons, to support their positions. Anyone might think they have been wrongfully accused or detained, but it’s dangerous, if not fatal, to act in a way that threatens a police officer’s life.
Make it a resolution to “see you in court.”
It will mean that everyone survives the bitter encounter of an arrest to fight with ideas at a later date.
Adam Hersh, Miami