One thing that always bugged me about the Zimmerman/Martin case was while actions might be legal they can still be ill advised. Focusing on legality rather than social convention, ignoring social cues etc
I mean like for example walking up to and questioning strangers, and then defending yourself when they respond badly. Chances are a few people will respond aggressively if you act like a junior cop to enough people.
Or say performing a citizen’s arrest on someone seen smoking a joint or urinating behind a dumpster or a hooker or john, most legal advice on CA I’ve seen is not to try it. It is pretty much a guarantee it will go badly.
I realize these aren’t legal everywhere, what do cops usually do with someone whose actions are legal but a nuisance and a ticking time bomb before someone gets hurt badly or killed?