"Citizen's Arrest"?

This is a discussion on "Citizen's Arrest"? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 If a citizen's arrest is not a good idea, then what good is my CCW badge? HAHA, well played!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If a citizen's arrest is not a good idea, then what good is my CCW badge?
    HAHA, well played!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If a citizen's arrest is not a good idea, then what good is my CCW badge?
    Holds up your CCW Sash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    Nuts to that. It's not my job to make arrests. I'll leave it to the professionals.
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    I don't know of anyone who's ever actually done a citizen's arrest aside from Gomer Pyle.

    IIRC I'm pretty sure that I read once that an arrest made by a "citizen" here can only be at the felony level. FWIW

    BTW I seriously doubt if I'll ever start a thread titled, "Attempting my first citizen's arrest"
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If a citizen's arrest is not a good idea, then what good is my CCW badge?
    LOL its to early in the morning for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhunter65 View Post
    Yup don't do it in NC. With my luck they would let the bad guy go and arrest me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    It exists in every state but North Carolina.

    I ain't participating.

    That's pretty much it, for me, as well. Too many mines in that mine field, for my tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If a citizen's arrest is not a good idea, then what good is my CCW badge?
    Is this Sarcasm???????????
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    I have had occassion to perform one "Citizen's Arrest" (CRS 15-32-210) in the course of my job as a Security Guard. The guy was drunk and climbing on people's cars so I walked up to him and said 'Let me look at your hands Russle" "Hey your hand is bleeding dude, let's go down and let the medics take a look at it." At this point the guy asked if he could just go home and I replied " Come on Russ, you know that once I call the cops you have to stay and talk to them." And I took him down to my office and turned him over to the cops.

    To provide background, on New Year's Eve the same guy started smashing car windows in the garage and had the bad luck to do it right in front of a off duty DOC Officer (In Co DOC is a Peace Officer not an LEO) who took him into custody on the spot. That's how I knew his name was Russle and why I had enough rapport W/ him to walk him down to the cops W/out incedent.

    Wouldn't have done it had it not been a job requirement.

    Had a boss of mine "detain" two Rainbow children he caught on a coal train on one of our sights too. He used the secret Mall Ninja technique of offering them donuts, coffe and some place warm to sit while they waited for the rail road cops ( who released them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    Holds up your CCW Sash.
    Then when the LEOs arrive...show your CCW badge
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    Way to many legal "gotcha's" involved for me to ever try it. I'll defend myself or detain when possible, but if they flee I'm just going to make sure I give a good description to the responding officers.
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    "Arrest" meaning that he or she or it survives to still be alive and to probably later sue you, maybe better if they are dead instead?

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    In Tennessee there is no such thing as a real "Citizen's Arrest." If you read the law it says you can go get an LEO, tell him what you saw and he can make an arrest, on the scene, based on your word. There are so many legal entanglements in any other action, that you are about 99% sure of being in legal trouble yourself.

    Boils down to: be a good witness and carry a cell phone!
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    I think the bottom line on CCW Badges is this: Badges are not ID, they are symbols of authority and should not be carried by people who do not have the authority that goes with the badge. No matter what other laws are in place as regards "Citizen Arrest" a CCW license/permit does not make the bearer a commissioned LEO and that is what the shield denotes. I don't even like to see badges on private security personnel. A simple company patch on their uniform should surfice.

    Many Government agencies that are involved in "police" work do not even issue badges but let the ID card suffice. Many states do not authorize a badge for private investigators, again license ID suffices.

    A badge, at least to me, means a Police Officer or a Fireman, both of whom need to be able to establish immediate, unquestioned (at least for now) authority. I am neither, so I don't need a badge.
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