Another U.S. 'Justice System' Horror Story

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Truth-Bringer, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Another U.S. 'Justice System' Horror Story

    "First fake charges, then his car is confiscated and then they charge him to cover the costs.

    Here is one of those stories that just infuriates you and indicates how out of control the US injustice system has become. We are talking about a rot that is more than just stupid, violent, or corrupt cops. We are talking about that along with the suppression of Constitutional protections and the passing of stupid laws. This case has them all.

    Erasmo Palacios, and his wife, Rocio, had just dropped off their 6-year-old at school. And they had picked up their 22-year-old daughter and were going to have breakfast -- it was 8 am. Rocio notices a woman standing by the street waving her arms as if in distress and pointed her out to her husband. The daughter had just run inside a restaurant to exchange her coffee for a hot chocolate instead.

    The woman in distress approached the car and leaned in and then offered to have sex in exchange for money. Remember this is with Rocio sitting in the car with her husband while they are waiting for their daughter to come out with hot chocolate. The couple found this more amusing than distressing but soon the humor died."

    Rest of article here

    What do we have to do to make government thugs understand that this type of behavior is not acceptable?
     

  2. tipsycatlover

    tipsycatlover Registered Member

    Unfortunately civil forfeiture laws are really really bad laws. The government wouldn't be permitted to be thugs if legislators did not pass these kinds of laws. If you think this incident is bad, I could name hundreds of others that are worse. There was a retired college professor who lived in a California wilderness area as a recluse. An environmental agency offered to buy his land to be part of a natural preserve. He refused to sell but Willed the land to the agency to be theirs after his death. Unwilling to wait, the government said that marijuana had been spotted growing on his property by helicopter. ATF agents stormed his home and shot him dead. The government then seized the property under civil forfeiture and gave it to the environmentalists. No marijuana was ever found.

    Change the laws. Contact your legislature and start changing the laws. As much money as they bring in, you'll have a hard time, but you can try.

    Incidentally, when someone is charged with a crime it is totally different and separate from civil forfeiture. Forfeiture is CIVIL so that when the criminal charges are dropped, the civil action can and does continue.
     

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