Posted by Dave on April 25, 2005 at 16:15:10:
In Reply to: Did the Warden Take his Gear? posted by grousseau on April 25, 2005 at 09:35:14:
Well, if he did all this, even if knowingly, he is innocent until proven guilty, and it would be a violation the the US Constitution's due process requirement to confiscate peoples person effects without a hearing and a finding of guilt. But after being convicted, perhaps a good beating might be more appropo.....
I am totally opposed to taking peoples $ and their effects.....that means the laws are merely a smoke screen pretext to tax people. I would much rather see convicted people MAKE DOUBLE RESTITUTION which is based upon Judeo-Christian ethic from Biblical times. That means environmental restitution. Paying a $500 is peanuts, these people need to one way or another develop an appreciation for critters that are scarce.
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