I have a strong feeling, however, that the NYPD will not allow themselves to be cuffed by a bunch of protesters. Despite this, however, OWS is not backing down from their citizen's arrest.
Here are several examples from Twitter.
Arrest them all:
Arrest the NYPD:
Not knowing when to use apostrophes:
Technically then, across the country couldn't us as citizens arrest individual officers who are so blatantly disrupting the peace and brutalizing the people?And (using Wikipedia as a reference):
So, I'm wondering if it might be possible to perform a citizen's arrest if these kind of events happen in the future.Unfortunately for OWS, but as expected, the facts do not back them up. In particular, in Hudson v. Commonwealth, it was decided that the definition of a citizen's arrest is as follows:
Some quick research on Wiki says that any citizen (in most states) can arrest someone for committing a felony.
Is a felony occurring during these break ups? How do we enforce or leverage a citizen's arrest?
[A]n arrest of a private person by another private person on grounds that a public offense was committed in the arrester's presence.In other words, an average person can arrest another average person, but they cannot arrest a police officer.