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Re: Doom and despondency
That's exactly the kind of corruption that has happened in the US.
Police departments are allowed to seize vehicles, boats, land, homes, etc.
as part of the 'War on Drugs', and either use them, or sell to fund their
I remember hearing of one family who lost acreage in FL when a drug plane
crashed in their field. No, it wasn't landing there, it just crashed there.
Problem is, too many innocent people have lost their property because they
were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or, wrongly accused by an
overzealous agent or officer. Often, even if acquited, they still aren't
able to get their property back. (Maybe because the local sheriff is
enjoying the new C5 too much.)
>From: Aleksander Mierzwa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Jim Haseltine" <Jim@ur-q.freeserve.co.uk>, <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Doom and despondency
>Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 13:49:46 +0200
>At 22:04 99-09-19 +0100, Jim Haseltine wrote:
> >> c) Police forces to be allowed to retain speeding fine revenue
> >This I agree with, especially if linked to the push from some of the
> >to allow them to apply discression. Most traffic officers view speeding
> >dual carrigeway roads in good conditions and light traffic as being
> >acceptable - its the 35mph in towns that they don't like.
>If wonder if they will still view this as acceptable when the money starts
>flowing into _their_ pockets?
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