Citizen's Arrest Training GuideSubmitted by TwelveOhOne on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:51
Zip-ties. We need to carry zip-ties everywhere, I've commented recently.
However, zip-ties are not as useful if the user has not been trained.
I just went through a mental video of an arrest, which went like this; it actually started from thinking about whether I have a correct copy of the Constitution from Amazon (free on Kindle), so wanted to go to the Smithsonian and take a picture of it. Then I thought perhaps the rule was no pictures, so a security guard (or possibly even cop, or fed) would come over and attempt to take the device from the user.
Officer: You can't take pictures in here, please give me the camera/phone.
Person: No, this is my property and you have no right to it. You can request me to leave your premises but you cannot steal from me.
Officer: Shut up and give me the camera!
Person: If you persist in this course of action I will have no choice but to make a citizen's arrest.
Officer: (lays hands)
Person: (yelling) Citizen's arrest! Everyone, grab the officer's arms and stop him! (pulling out zip-ties) Please be calm officer, this is for your own good.
Then I thought, if I tried this now I'd be physically overcome. I don't have the body style to perform these actions, so we will have to be like a swarm of angry bees, arresting their movement so they cannot leave or fight.
That led to an idea about a series of video productions on stopping illegal actions, as a community. Hence "Citizen's Arrest Training Guide".
I don't have the video skills to produce, but would be willing to work with those who do, and/or start a Kickstarter for it (once the costs are filled in by subject matter experts).