On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in San Francisco, police arrested a public defender for standing up for her clients' Constitutional rights. Two men were being photographed and questioned by police without any legal council present. When Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson saw this was taking place she stepped in and stopped the illegal actions. To the dismay of everyone, the police then threaten to arrest Tillotson if she did not move. She refused and was arrested. To make an outrageous situation even worse, even though she said “please do” when asked if she wanted to be arrested and did not move a muscle as she was being handcuffed, she was charged with “resisting arrest” by the officers. See the video below.
Apparently, even the people charged with protecting the rights of others are now having their own rights violated. How ironic...not to mention sad.