RE: A modest proposal (eas Re: Outlawing drug speech - EEK!)

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 14:52:50 MST

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> You are absolutely right. What was I thinking? The police force and
> prosecutors would not arrest and prosecute one of their own! That is
> exactly why the system failed.

An alternative solution: create a second police system with no power to
investigate or arrest private citizens, and charge it with investigate the
criminal activities of public officials and the regular police force. That
gives you a special interest that actually benefits from prosecuting these
kinds of offenses, instead of trying to cover them up.

Of course, then you have to worry about abuses by this new police force, but
cops and public officials are in a much better position to defend themselves
against corrupt prosecutors than an ordinary citizen.

Billy Brown

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:03:23 MDT