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comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
The latter. Basically, where you escaping your civilian capturer is equated to escaping real arrest
4h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
Arrest means you're LEGALLY arrested. As in, you don't have the right to leave if you physically can.
4h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
Sorry, I don't think these were meant to include arrest.
5h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - No. задержание != Гражданский арест
5h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - "stop"!="arrest"
5h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - have as in post-1993 or had before? If before - my main interest was before 1900s to prevent the likelyhood of comtamination from British law ideas - throw a proof reference in and you'll have a good answer.
6h
comment Were there historical examples of “citizen's arrest” concept in history independent of British common law?
@Anixx - did regular citizens have the right to задержать someone? The only example I know of was special groups explicitly authorized to patrol by militia (meaning, they were effectively deputized and therefore NOT counting as "citizen" arrest). Russian Wikipedia explicitly notes that "Гражданский арест ... Наиболее известен в странах англосаксонского права, главным образом — в США... и Великобритании).
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
@NL7 - the saying is from the monarchs... L'Etat, c'est moi.
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
I'm STILL upset that Anne of Austria was actually Princess of Spain :)
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
@NL7 - in a monarchy, diplomatic success == length of a family tree
Apr
9
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
@Nl7 name one other European dynasty that lasted longer total time?
Apr
8
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
@T.E.D. - Since the question is based on a popular saying (that I'm not even certain can be attributable, at least based on my Googling); I'm perfectly happy if a well cited answer concludes that the saying was wrong.
Apr
8
comment What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
Just to be clear, Austrian Hapsburgs != other Hapsburgs (I thinks some of yuor links relate more to Spanish branch)
Apr
7
comment How did Swiss neutrality affect WW2?
@RazieMah - please never do "upvote to get you started". Upvotes are for quality content, not participation. ESPECIALLY when the question is clearly bad. See this META: meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/346/…
Apr
7
comment What language did Petlura speak casually?
Bulgakov isn't known for either chauvinism or being dismissive of other slavic cultures.
Apr
7
comment Was any significant percentage of Mongol army infantry?
Sources? .. ....
Feb
24
comment Did the communication lag become a problem for the ever expanding Roman Empire?
This answer could benefit from some citations and/or examples
Feb
24
comment What is the difference between a professional historian and an amateur?
@PieterGeerkens - I think the opposing terminology would be not professional vs. amateur but professional vs diletante
Feb
24
comment Why did France make an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont in the 1850's?
@FelixGoldberg - the Savoyyards being in power places all over preceded the throne thing, IIRC
Feb
24
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
It was one of the major complaints. See the answer here: politics.stackexchange.com/a/1575/115