In Reply to: Re: Correct me if I'm wrong, but posted by reader on January 09, 2003 at 09:47:21:
You raise good points but I believe that my initial observation stands. The raids in Argentina were based on other issues/pretexts that had nothing to do with the previous sexual abuses, yet once those pretexts were written down on police warrants, nationwide raids happened incarcerating the innocent along with the guilty.
As I said, no sane person denies the abuses happened and if there is evidence (note that I said IF there is evidence) then they ought to be punished to the full extent of the law. Throw the book at them. But if you can't throw the law books at them because the whole thing is happening on a pretext and is a sham of rule of law, then where do you stop?
Again my question, if fighting fire with fire is legal and ethical and what was done in Argentina was correct, then where do we draw the line. Since the police in Argentina were guilty of torturing and murdering, why not work with ex-KGB police in Russia and instigate nationwide raids against the Family there?
We are either going to go Ted Patrick style outside the law and form vigilantes, or we are going to abide within the confines of the legal system. The choice is ours.