WTF Are you allowed to beat up a shoplifter?

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  1. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Well-Known Member

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    This guy has stolen hundreds of dollars worth of goods. I want to beat him down.
     
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    Call the police on him.
     
  3. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge Proud Schtick POTY 2016 Gold

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    Depends. What race is he and what race are you?
     
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  4. Sleep

    Sleep Bitch Sit Down. Be Humble.

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    You're allowed to beat up anyone you want. Just prepare yourself for the consequences
     
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    If you respect the law, no, you can't just assault people. What you can do is effect a citizen's arrest. When he resists, and you are forced to defend yourself, then you can beat the shit out of him.
     
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    Am I being detained ?
     
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    I'll allow it.
     
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    OK, if you can't beat him down, is it illegal to booby trap something he might steal?
     
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    He's desperate, the store will write it off...win win
     
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    Unless you're the shopkeeper, it seems silly to put yourself at risk for a bigger criminal punishment than that of the shoplifter
     
  12. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

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    As a famous wise man once said, "retail is for suckers"

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    Better ways to make a living than watching assholes steal you blind.
     
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    oski Jump For Life Gold

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    Why do you give a fuck?
     
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    max rockatansky I'm just here for the gasoline Gold

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    knuckle_hedd loving life!

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    I did it once and got fired..
     
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    The answer is "Yes".
    Your followup question should be "can the shoplifter sue my ass in court? ". Again, the answer to your question is "Yes".
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    I was arrested for shoplifting as a teenager. I was honestly otherwise the epitome of a "good girl". I was part of a group of girls who thought it was exhilarating and fun. I tried it once and failed and then "succeeded" the time I got pinched by the popo :giggle:. I was the only who got caught. :nocheer: No explanation for it even after all these years. We were all raised better and have all gone to live very respectable adult lives. We've talked about it and have no insight into our teenage selves. We'd all be absolutely horrified if our own children did it.

    Sometimes kids do very stoopid things. I did learn my lesson though and was terrified to even get caught drinking in my college dorm.
     
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  20. Gaylord Focker

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    This man is in his mid 50s....
     
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