Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Friends in need: Good people who stood up to crime

A look at what good can come of regular folks standing up to crime.

Video: How to make a citizen’s arrest — and how not to

Ever wonder how to make a citizen’s arrest? It’s not just dangerous, but is also actually more complicated than you’d think, and now even illegal in some jurisdictions.

Watch: Seattle bus commuters take down armed robber

Dramatic surveillance footage has emerged of passengers on a Seattle Metro bus on November 25, 2013, standing up against a robber who was taking commuters’ cell phones at gun point. Not only do the bus’ passengers fight back, but they disarm and hold the assailant until police arrive, at one point forming an impressive pile of angry, yelling people on the floor of the bus.

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