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(Scotsman)   A pair of hapless thieves were hunted down by a crowd of 40 angry rugby players after the team dressing room had wallets, cash and iPods stolen. "I think these two picked on the wrong guys," team spokesman says of thieves   (edinburghnews.scotsman.com) divider line 20
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2014-08-11 10:55:20 AM  
Not really. They were caught up with and detained until police arrived. I don't see anything about getting beat up for their dumbassery, so it could have been any group of pissed off people with the same results.
 
2014-08-11 11:02:55 AM  
Ive never been in a rugby locker room but i hope it is as homoerotic as my dreams.
 
2014-08-11 12:59:51 PM  
it takes leather wallets to pay rugby
 
2014-08-11 01:09:48 PM  
in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.
 
2014-08-11 01:14:07 PM  
40 Helens agree...

Don't start shiat, won't be shiat.
 
2014-08-11 01:30:07 PM  

xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.


Which state are you in that a citizen's arrest is a crime?
 
2014-08-11 01:39:13 PM  

Dragonflew: xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.

Which state are you in that a citizen's arrest is a crime?


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In general, a private person is justified in using non-deadly force upon another if he reasonably believes that: (1) such other person is committing a felony, or a misdemeanor amounting to a breach of the peace; and (2) the force used is necessary to prevent further commission of the offense and to apprehend the offender. The force must be reasonable under the circumstances to restrain the individual arrested. This includes the nature of the offense and the amount of force required to overcome resistance.
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also, the local cops highly disagree with you, as does my significant other, who happens to work for the police.

but yea try that shiat here and see how far you get.... ;)
 
2014-08-11 01:55:03 PM  

xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.


Is that the state of confusion? Nothing you said there, within the context of the discussion, applies to either the country in the article or to any state in the United States.

You're confusing "illegal detention" with "legal detention", for example. It's quite legal to detain a thief until the police arrive. No "kidnapping" occurred here, as the suspected thieves were fleeing the scene of the alleged crime and got into their own car.

It's almost as if you're professionally offended. Are you terrified that, if this gets out, your burgeoning burglary business may go bust? I'm doing my best not to jump to the obvious conclusion - that you're a chucklehead - so, bear with me. Did the article trigger a repressed memory, perhaps? I'm unclear as to your strong (and completely incorrect) reaction, so I have to assume irrationality.
 
2014-08-11 01:56:35 PM  

xtech: Dragonflew: xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.

Which state are you in that a citizen's arrest is a crime?

--
In general, a private person is justified in using non-deadly force upon another if he reasonably believes that: (1) such other person is committing a felony, or a misdemeanor amounting to a breach of the peace; and (2) the force used is necessary to prevent further commission of the offense and to apprehend the offender. The force must be reasonable under the circumstances to restrain the individual arrested. This includes the nature of the offense and the amount of force required to overcome resistance.
--

also, the local cops highly disagree with you, as does my significant other, who happens to work for the police.

but yea try that shiat here and see how far you get.... ;)


So, your cop significant other would agree that you should plow them down with your vehicle instead if they are non-violently preventing you from getting away with what you stole?  Where the hell are you, Texas?
 
2014-08-11 01:57:23 PM  

xtech: Dragonflew: xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.

Which state are you in that a citizen's arrest is a crime?

--
In general, a private person is justified in using non-deadly force upon another if he reasonably believes that: (1) such other person is committing a felony, or a misdemeanor amounting to a breach of the peace; and (2) the force used is necessary to prevent further commission of the offense and to apprehend the offender. The force must be reasonable under the circumstances to restrain the individual arrested. This includes the nature of the offense and the amount of force required to overcome resistance.
--

also, the local cops highly disagree with you, as does my significant other, who happens to work for the police.

but yea try that shiat here and see how far you get.... ;)


Ah - I get it. You're an ITG. Easy enough to deal with, I guess.
 
2014-08-11 01:57:34 PM  
Oh wait... she "works for the police", so she could be a janitor.
 
2014-08-11 02:13:34 PM  
a man/woman who "happens to work for the police"

You don't get a more rock solid understand of law than that.
 
2014-08-11 02:49:24 PM  

xtech: in  my state, if you illegally detain someone (as the rugby players did here), id be within my rights to mow them down.

also, forcing someone to another location is a kidnapping charge.

moral? DONT ACT LIKE YOURE THE POLICE.


Two words: citizen's arrest.
 
2014-08-11 02:53:32 PM  
Had the rugby players caught this duo, I'm sure they would have demonstrated the meaning of UFIA.
 
2014-08-11 03:02:09 PM  
Please note, the rugby players were "strapping".
 
2014-08-11 03:25:52 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: a man/woman who "happens to work for the police"

You don't get a more rock solid understand of law than that.


I bet she telemarkets circus tickets for the police retirees organisation.
 
2014-08-11 03:49:57 PM  
Were the players penalized for taking down the thieves?
 
2014-08-11 04:01:47 PM  

Dragonflew: Big Beef Burrito: a man/woman who "happens to work for the police"

You don't get a more rock solid understand of law than that.

I bet she telemarkets circus tickets for the police retirees organisation.


Soon, she'll be washing uniforms. Then she'll move up to the iron. Then in a few years, assistant sock folder. That's where the big bucks come in.
 
2014-08-11 05:37:00 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: Dragonflew: Big Beef Burrito: a man/woman who "happens to work for the police"

You don't get a more rock solid understand of law than that.

I bet she telemarkets circus tickets for the police retirees organisation.

Soon, she'll be washing uniforms. Then she'll move up to the iron. Then in a few years, assistant sock folder. That's where the big bucks come in.


Man. I am going to go to her for ALL my law questions.
 
2014-08-12 12:20:15 PM  
I used to have a bunkering company in the worst part of Baltimore as a client, that place always had interesting stories. Evidently one night 4 guys jumped the gate looking to loot the place, and the security guard saw them on camera... Didn't even move from his chair, he just picked up the phone and called down to the dormitory.

A minute later, out come a dozen or so burly longshoremen bearing implements of destruction. Three of the miscreants were smart enough to just give up. The fourth, notsomuch. He tried climbing a razor-wire fence.

I'm told he managed to not bleed out before the paramedics could cut him down.
 
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