Fergurg wrote:Kirth Gersen wrote:Only if she was running at the bus driver, trying to take his gun.Fergurg wrote:But you know what Rosa Parks didn't do? She didn't yell, "Burn this b~*$* down!"
What she did say was, "It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand."
So what she did was more along the lines of not getting out of the street while holding some cheap cigars...
I guess the bus driver should have shot her, right?
She was breaking the law. She refused to move and was arrested.According to some here, any resistance, even passive disobedience to the arresting officer, justifies beating the criminal while yelling "Stop resisting". Throw in a "Stop reaching for my gun" and you can shoot them too.
Of course, it was a different era back then. The cops didn't need to make excuses, they just waited for the all-white jury to let them off. Nowadays the same thing happens, but the legal contortions have gotten more complicated.
Who here has said that? Who here has said anything even remotely close to that? I'd love to see a quote.