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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Making a Citizens Arrest; When Vigilantism a Good Thing



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When Can You Make a Citizen’s Arrest?


As I witness the destruction of America by the Left, my brain is more often reverting to thoughts of ‘tar & feather’ the rats or ‘ride them out of town on a rail.’  When I recall the treasonous behavior of former FBI slug Comey and his law-breaking associates over the Russia Hoax…or the two creeps [Clapper & Brennan or the 51 Intel Officials Who Lied About the Hunter Biden Laptop] or…Antifa or the hoards of illegals invading our nation...[perhaps a public flogging is in order?]

We need to defend our nation from the evil Democrat-Socialists/Marxists who are working to gut our country…


The power to perform citizens’ arrests dates back to medieval England. To help keep the peace, sheriffs encouraged villagers in their jurisdiction to arrest criminals and hold them in custody until a sheriff with proper authority could arrive and hand down the punishment. The tradition of the citizen’s arrest carried over into English common law, and because the American legal system is based on English common law, we inherited the practice.

In the early part of America’s history, common law governed the power to make citizens’ arrests. Today, that power is governed by state statute. Every state in the U.S., except for a few states like North Carolina and Washington, have statutes granting private citizens the power to make arrests.

While most states allow for citizens’ arrests, every state has different laws governing when a private citizen can make an arrest.


Citizen’s arrest for felonies.  Most states only allow you to make a citizen’s arrest if someone commits a felony in your presence. 

You can also arrest someone even if you didn’t see them commit the crime as long as you reasonably believe a person has committed a felony. Oh, and the person you’re putting under arrest needs to actually have committed the felony. If you mistakenly thought you saw the person you arrested commit a felony, but he actually didn’t do it, you could be in trouble. More on that later.


How to Make a Citizen’s Arrest

I think we’ve all thought about it at one time or another. What would you do if you saw someone commit a crime? Would you call the police and let them handle it or would you try to be a hero, chase down that purse snatcher, and make a citizen’s arrest? If you’re like me, you’ve probably dreamt about choosing the latter option. Imagine how badass you’d feel after capturing some no good hooligans and tying them up for delivery to local authorities. You’d be the leading story on the 10 o’clock news, the mayor would present you a key to the city, and women would swoon when they saw you in the self-checkout lane at the grocery store.

But before you deputize yourself neighborhood sheriff, there are a few things you need to know about making a citizen’s arrest. If done properly, you can indeed become the local hero. If done improperly, you can be at the receiving end of an expensive lawsuit or even criminal charges.


10 Controversial Cases Of Vigilantism

Some of the most popular characters in fiction are individuals who take the law into their own hands. When the legal system isn’t working, it’s easy to identify with a heroic vigilante who decides to fight crime on their own and seek justice on those who have done wrong. However, in real life, the issue of vigilantism is a lot more complex. While some vigilantes are sympathetic figures, others go too far in their desire for revenge. In some cases, completely innocent people wind up losing their lives. Whatever the circumstances, whenever vigilantism takes place, it’s sure to be surrounded by controversy.,crime%20rate%20by%20shooti

More and more Americans are viewing the nation’s foundational laws and principles not as a source of pride but as the root of its problems. Here is why this trend is dangerous.



NOTE:  Dems got run out of San Fran in 1851 by a vigilante group:

The San Francisco Committee of Vigilance was a vigilante group formed in 1851. The catalyst for its formation was the criminality of the Sydney Ducks gang.[1] It was revived in 1856 in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco, California. The need for extralegal intervention was apparent with the explosive population growth following the discovery of gold in 1848. The small town of about 900 individuals grew to a booming city of over 20,000 very rapidly.[2] This overwhelming growth in population made it nearly impossible for the previously established law enforcement to regulate any longer which resulted in the organization of vigilantes.

These militias hanged eight people and forced several elected officials to resign. Each Committee of Vigilance formally relinquished power after three months


8 Most Common Crimes During a Societal Breakdown

If there’s ever a time when crime is at an all-time high, it’s after a disaster strikes. Some of that crime comes about because people can’t find what they need; but that's not the only reason people turn to crime.

Our society has its share of two-legged predators who are just waiting for an opportunity to strike. Disasters give them that opportunity. Others, who might not otherwise commit crimes, can find themselves in a position where they feel forced to steal in order to meet their family’s needs.

We can break the people who do these crimes down into three different categories of people...

8 Most Common Crimes During a Societal Breakdown

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Merc said...

Many of our friends secretly thought about hiring former Special Forces troops to go after some of these rats including Cartel & gang member, ex- FBI asses that screwed Trump, antifa and other thugs that the DOJ has been AWOL on.

Carol said...

Oh I like the idea of a public flogging of many of the scum like Antifa, Mad Maxine & others-How about a 'Pay-per-View'?

Landry said...

Domestic tyranny must be stopped!

Brad said...

The minute Men group needs to be resurrected & put to use putting down insurrectionists like AOC & the socialist squad...

Dimitry said...

A county sheriff has the legal power to arrest even a politician withing his couny border; technically, they are the most powerful law enforcement entity.

Brian said...

My guess is many wouldn't lift a finger to wipe their bhind let alone fight socialists.

Gabe said...

I'd like to do what the socialist swill have done: Put a bounty on leftist politicians, media rats and 'protestors.'