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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Ya see this is why I always keep a couple of rocks of crack in my house. Sit him down and let 'em smoke till the cops show....
    Until you get busted for possession of crack cocaine. And then the government can take all your **** too.
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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Until you get busted for possession of crack cocaine. And then the government can take all your **** too.
    Gawd damn thieves

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I doubt that will happen, and it wouldn't surprise me if he won.
    Should be OK...it is florida. if it had been California the three would be so totally ****ed right now.

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    To me this case should be thrown out and the criminal have time added for filing such a lame case. About a year ago a friend and myself assisted a Wal-Mart employee detain a shoplifter who had left the store with the stolen items. The shoplifter was getting the best of the employee and the employee was shouting for help. The thief most likely would have gotten away if no one helped. We assisted in detaining the individual till the police arrived. IMO, it was the correct thing to do as well as it was the right thing for others to help detain the thief in the original post. For those that think on LE should get involved in detaining suspects, what happened to neighbor helping neighbor in this country?
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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    The thief most likely would have gotten away if no one helped. We assisted in detaining the individual till the police arrived. IMO, it was the correct thing to do as well as it was the right thing for others to help detain the thief in the original post. For those that think on LE should get involved in detaining suspects, what happened to neighbor helping neighbor in this country?
    Of course the issue is not the detaining in the first place, but the alleged amount of force used.

    And jailed extra for excersising his rights to file what he views as greivances? I don't care about whether or not the claims are frivolous, but this is some scary thinking.
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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    1. This is obviously a ridiculous case that will be thrown out. Prisoners do this kind of thing all the time, since they've got nothing to lose and nothing else to do while they're sitting there. 99.99% of all these cases die because they're frivolous. They grab the public attention though because of the fact that they are outrageous and then people do like the OP did and start blaming lawyers even though no lawyer is involved.

    2. That doesn't mean that overwhelming force is allowable when you stop a thief. While the facts in this case do not seem to be outrageous (especially since the guy is asking for "mental damage" awards -- aw, the poor thief), it is not hard to imagine a situation where someone uses too much force. You have the right to use it to apprehend someone; you don't have the right to beat the crap out of them once they are subdued.

    3. The idea that there should be an extra punishment for exercising his Constitutional rights is well, frankly unAmerican.

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    You have the right to use it to apprehend someone; you don't have the right to beat the crap out of them once they are subdued.
    Frankly, you beat the **** outta them before the cuffs are on. Once the cuffs are on, you back off

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Frankly, you beat the **** outta them before the cuffs are on. Once the cuffs are on, you back off
    No, that's what they do in countries where people don't have rights. Maybe you might want to move there?

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    No, that's what they do in countries where people don't have rights. Maybe you might want to move there?
    Best defense is a good offense. Once, the perp tries to hurt you, attack balls to the wall and don't stop until he's in bracelets or unconscious. Preferably both.

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