Police in Salisbury, North Carolina arrested a woman for watching a traffic stop from her front porch. She is now being prosecuting for resisting arrest.

The Salisbury Police chief, defending the arrest, says that “resisting arrest” applies to any person that hinders a police officer in the performance of his duties. Since that hindrance evidently can be imaginary, such as watching from one’s own property, it seems that there’s very little limit on the power of North Carolina police to order people around.

(Via Instapundit.)

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