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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong, but

Posted by legal thinker on January 09, 2003 at 09:14:34

In Reply to: Correct me if I'm wrong, but posted by Acheick on January 09, 2003 at 07:15:31:

I believe you're missing the essential issue here. From reading about the subject I am informed that the charges brought against the Family in Argentina to invoke nation-wide arrests, incarceration & medical testing were charges that had little or nothing to do with the crimes they were guilty of. It seems apparent to any intelligent person that the Family was guilty of actual crimes but that these crimes could not be proven, so the nation-wide arrests were brought about by other charges.

It's like *knowing* that someone is guilty of dealing drugs but you can't prove it so you arrest them and their whole family, keep them in jail for a month to punish them. What is missing here is an authentic justise system. Sure if all you want is revenge and to punish the bastards and cause the innocent to suffer with the guilty, and you're in a country where rule of law is not the norm and you can get corrupt police to help you do it, then go for it. Why not? You know they're guilty, right?

So how far do you take this principle? If the raids in Argentina were right and justified then why not have new raids? There have to be other countries new to democracy like Russia where the authorities are willing to pull off nation-wide raids.