A recent episode of the police propaganda show from A&E, Live PD, exposed the heartlessness and cruelty of the officers.
Do you know that if you do not help the cop, in South Carolina, you could go to jail?
State Law Forces Bystanders to Help Police Making Arrest — Or Go To Jail https://t.co/N56UcMy06f
— Wethecom (@Wethecom) July 18, 2017
Section 23-15-70 of the SC Code of Laws states, “Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or other officer specially empowered may call out the bystanders or posse comitatus of the proper county to his assistance whenever he is resisted or has reasonable grounds to suspect and believe that such assistance will be necessary in the service or execution of process in any criminal case and any deputy sheriff may call out such posse comitatus to assist in enforcing the laws and in arresting violators or suspected violators thereof. Any person refusing to assist as one of the posse comitatus in the service or execution of such process, when required by the sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or other officer shall be liable to be indicted therefor and upon conviction shall be fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court any person who shall fail to respond and render assistance when summoned by a deputy sheriff to assist in enforcing the laws and in arresting violators or suspected violators thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be fined not less than thirty nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for thirty days.”
And you see, it doesn’t matter whether you agree with the reasons for arrest or the methods the law enforcement use.
The Free Thought Project reports that last week, a highly controversial episode of Live PD showed an officer involved in the high-speed chase of Bryan Martin who had his two-year-old daughter with him during the arrest after the chase came to a dramatic end.
When Martin exited his vehicle, after he flipped it, he was holding his daughter as the officer attempted to arrest him.
Once the officer was on top of Martin, he was asking the bystanders, some of whom were filming, to help him in the arrest. No one stepped in.
While someone did get his daughter out of the way and safe, the officer’s calls for help fell on deaf ears — including those from the Live PD camera operator who just moved around to film from different angles.
WFMY News, then reported on the arrest, caught on Live PD, and informed their viewers, who were shocked to learn, that state law says officers can call out for help from bystanders if suspects are resisting an arrest.