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Old 05.06.2020, 20:30
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Re: The racial time bomb-USA

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...This raises the sticky question of the people who filmed Floyd's death but didn't go in and place a citizen's arrest on the officer in question. Are they technically just as guilty as the police officers who didn't help?

The reason of course is, the law says one thing but in reality they'd be more likely to have their skulls smashed in if they tried to apply it.
There's a fine line for a bystander. With four officers present, any attempt to conduct a citizen's arrest would be construed as interfering with law enforcement doing their jobs and would at best wind up in said citizen being arrested him/herself by the other three officers. At worst, said citizen ends up on the ground with a knee to the neck too. Good quora discussion here, including a video of a person who confronts an officer in an unmarked car:
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-r...police-officer
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