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Old 05.06.2020, 21:41
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Re: The racial time bomb-USA

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I don't know if the US has this but in the UK there is something called a citizen's arrest. Any civilian may arrest any other civilian in a public space, including even a police officer, if they see a crime being committed.
Citizens arrest exist here as well, but the way I understand it it's more of a detention. You need to
a) have basically caught the baddy in the act, or
b) have been asked to help by law enforcement themselves.
You can only use as much force as is really necessary, which is probably just a tad more than the baddy uses. That's why a shoplifter who's held up by shop security can't be pushed to the floor or handcuffed, maybe (not sure) not even if they run off. If the accused simply refuses a bag search and stays where they are, shop security basically can't touch them.
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