Police: Don't Resist-- Sue

What should a man do when he thinks the police are arresting him without cause? To Newark Bartender Kurt Koonce the answer was obvious: Resist. After all, the cops were claiming that he had sold liquor to a minor—and they had not seen the alleged sale. How could they make the rap stick?

After he lost the first round in his barroom and wound up in court, Koonce learned that he had been both right and wrong. The charge of selling liquor to a minor was dismissed, but he drew a 90-day sentence for assaulting the police. His mother was...

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