From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 26 2001 - 07:24:48 MDT

Robert Coyote wrote:
> what happens to the definition of "Arrest" when this indefinite "detention"
> is occurring?

Arrests occur when you are being charged with a crime. Detention occurs
when you are suspected on slim evidence of committing, assisting, or
witnessing a crime and there is sufficient cause to believe that either
you will flee the jurisdiction if released while the police seek more
evidence or that you will become a target of others wishing to silence
you, through coersion or termination.

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