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(WTKR)   Private security company helping cops patrol high crime area. What could possibly go wrong?   ( ) divider line
    More: Misc, private security company, Newport News, Crime control, patrols, I'm Serious, cops  
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4856 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 May 2014 at 2:53 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-05-10 03:00:54 PM  
4 votes:
This is the start of a long term plan to push for the privatization of law enforcement and the military.  The goal is to have a couple of people out there to show that private companies can be slightly helpful at first, then when people get used to the help you hit them with the low low introductory rate.

Pretty soon the same people that privatized the jails are the police too.  Sorry man, gotta make my jail time quota.  Get in the car.  Nothing personal.
2014-05-10 03:40:04 PM  
2 votes:

Last Man on Earth: And naturally, if you feel so strongly about it, you'll have some source to support your claims, right?

It's probably true, it's just not relevant. Private security doesn't have to investigate crimes or write tickets and if they see a dangerous situation they can call in real cops.

They don't actually have to do the shiat that gets complaints, of course they'd get fewer ones.
2014-05-10 05:09:18 PM  
1 vote:
Despite what you read on Wikipedia, I would still caution anyone from "arresting" someone unless they are a sworn officer of the law. Unless you clearly understand the 4th Amendment, the doctrine of probable cause, know the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in your jurisdiction, whether the statute means "detain until the cops arrive" versus actual arrest, or if there is no statute at all, as in NC. The public policy behind such statutes and the common law is to permit someone who has a crime occur right in front of them to act without fear of being arrested or sued. But those protections are narrow and specific so as not to empower vigilantes or amateurs. If you know a lawyer or someone with access to Westlaw or Lexis Nexus, just a few minutes of research will show you how easily a citizen's arrest can blow up in your face.
2014-05-10 03:40:25 PM  
1 vote:

ElLoco: The more you eat the more you fart: CruJones: They aren't even armed, how can anyone have a problem with this

Do they have arrest authority?

Pretty much everyone in the US has arrest authority. The catch is that it can't be preemptive as a non-LEO. A crime has to have already been committed.

A "citizen's arrest" is a creature of common law. There is no statute which empowers one citizen to arrest another. All the term means is that if you restrain someone to interrupt an ongoing crime, you have common law defenses against a civil suit for battery. You can still be charged with a crime as well, depending on whether you went Tackleberry, half-Zimmerman, or full Zimmerman. I would strongly urge you to never, ever intervene in a crime unless it was a genuine life or death situation ("potential" life or death doesn't count). And don't expect to be congratulated for your daring-do, either; if you want to see a seasoned cop or a District Attorney grind his/her teeth and roll their eyes, ask them about their favorite citizen's arrest case.
2014-05-10 03:26:40 PM  
1 vote:
Absolutely nothing, if it's a good security firm.

And this sounds like even the cops are happy to see them there. Some people are only happy when they're biatching, I guess.
2014-05-10 02:59:59 PM  
1 vote:
This thread needs more Milla Jovovich dubbed in German
2014-05-10 02:58:06 PM  
1 vote:
Pick up that can..
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