November 16, 2005

Kidnapped By The State

Via Zombyboy. What was that Ayn Rand quote?

"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

A woman did 90 days & a year in work release for - well, nothing really.

"[Judge] Flynn, the prosecutor and Isaac's defense attorney were unaware last year that the offense she was charged with was not a violation of the law."

Two attorneys & a judge didn't pick up on the fact that the drug she possessed was not illegal to posess. They prosecuted her, she plead guilty & she was sentenced. For something that was not a crime. The lady should get a nice settlement from the state - if her attorney advises her soundly. But no one will be fired, let alone tarred & feathered. This lady was detained through the threat of force unlawfully. That's kidnapping. Since a few folks were involved I'd say there's a good conpiracy charge in there as well. But no one will be prosecuted for it.

"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood..." James Madison

Posted by Publicola at November 16, 2005 02:22 PM | TrackBack

I still can't believe that she was charged with a second "crime"--and nearly as ridiculous as the first charge--when the judges and attorneys should have been apologizing to her.

Posted by: zombyboy at November 17, 2005 10:31 AM

This woman will never have to work another day in her life if she knows a good attorney!!

Posted by: dick at November 18, 2005 11:10 AM

If she knew a good attorney, this wouldn't have happened in the first place.

Posted by: Thibodeaux at November 19, 2005 05:25 PM
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