So if two cops come up to you and accuse you of robbing a bank just because they said you robbed the bank, does that mean that you’ve robbed the bank?
That's the point. Cops are bound by laws that don't let them be effected by mob mentality. However, problematic situation is when mob gets angry and decides that they don't need cops and confront the accused head on. Many cases result in the death or severe injuries of the accused person. Brazil had mob attacking a fan of opposite football club and were almost about to injure him. Luckily a female undercover cop interfered. Argentina had similar cases where people actually ended up dead. Columbia had cases of false theft accusations turned to mob voilence death. India is filled with mob voilence cases where the accused supposedly had beef in him, which turned out to be mutton. So, yes. Mob mentality is big deal.
You didn’t answer my question. So you’ll willingly be arrested for a crime you didn’t commit, just because two people say that you’ve committed the crime without any evidence to back it up?
My answer was that police can't arrest me without concrete proof. If those people are willing to testify then obviously police can arrest me. And I will have to go and best strategy would be to prepare my defense rather than to oppose arrest which will make me absolutely guilty of at least resisting arrest.
Exactly. You’d be guilty of resisting arrest, not robbing a bank.
Yep. So you should politely obey and prepare your defense.
Therefore, you didn’t rob a bank. So, that means both people said something that isn’t true.
Yes and you just have to prove that they are lying and best way would be to actually prove where you were at the time of alleged crime.
Exactly why you should NEVER blindly follow a crowd.
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