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8629: Re: 8619: Zero Tolerance for Zenglendos (fwd)

From: LAKAT47@aol.com

In a message dated 07/09/2001 11:54:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Constantin 
Severe <csevere@hotmail.com>writes:

<< My comments may reflect my being a law student, but here goes. Who is to 
 determine who is the bad person? Will the judge, jury, and executioner be 
 the notoriously inefficient police or will it be a political opponent. The 
 problem with such quick and simple answers to an endemic problem is that 
 they end up hurting those that the law is supposed to be protecting. >>
The bad person is the one caught in the act of assault with a deadly weapon, 
armed robbery and cold-blooded murder.  This is a "caught in the act" 
situation.  If a person accuses another person, it goes through the regular 
channels of the justice system but if a person is caught doing the deed, they 
die.  Simple, swift, harsh, frontier justice.  Abuse of this policy is a 
possibility but abuse of regular policing and judging happens even here in 
the bastion of freedom and justice, the USA.  The way it works in Haiti is 
the way the TonTon Makouts were taken care of with each popular uprising 
(dechoukaj), bythe people.  It's not pretty, and it's not so healthy in the 
long run.  But desperate times call for desperate measures and I don't feel 
like imposing my values learned from a lifetime of peace and security on a 
people who have never had the luxury of living with those things.  And the 
international community shouldn't either.  People in glass houses and all 

Kathy Dorce~