Posted by Dave on April 25, 2005 at 19:31:23:
In Reply to: Re: Did the Warden Take his Gear? posted by Al Watts on April 25, 2005 at 17:12:18:
That's an incredibly slippery slope. As an example, let's say you were sitting out on your porch and there was a particular cop who walked a beat and he had a penchant for shaking down neighborhood businesses for protection $. He walks by your porch and in defiance, you spit down toward him aiming for the sidewalk in front of him.
He arrests you and your home is confiscated with all the inhabitants kicked out and it is sealed with yellow tape as "evidence" because you used the high sitting porch to spit down towards him. Is that reasonable?
Confiscating a persons spear is one thing, but a boat and especially a car? Not a single one of you who reads this board is free from comitting numerous vehicle and municpal codes EVERY DAY. As an excample, did you know it was an L.A. Muni Code violation to park your car in your driveway over night? Aha! Let's confiscate your car AND your house now that it has been used in a crime! Went 66 mph's on the freeway yesterday? Aha! let's confiscate your car! That is a violation of the maximum speed law which in itself is unconstitutional anyway since the FEDS forced it upon the states under threat of witholding Federal highway $ paid by Californians via gas tax, so therefore usurps States Rights, but what the hell, let's take people's car away anyway!
I personally think any person who would spear a BSB is a piece of @%&* dirtbag, but some people think you're a dirtbag for committing a misdemeanor, which includes parking your car on your driveway.
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