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Patriot Act Used to Indict in Laser Incident

Idiotic, is it not?. They should fine him and let the bastard go. Instead he faces 20 years in prison

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-briefs24.6mar24,1,5245408.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&ctrack=1&cset=true
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March 24th, 2005
This is exactly why I believe that this country is drifting in a fascist/statist direction. The punishment ought to fit the crime. An ordinary schmuck who simply deserves to be (steeply) fined is being set up as an example to would be terrorists.

Zero tolerance sounds great as social engineering because you can make otherwise law abiding citizens scared shitless of doing anything even remotely eccentric.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
March 24th, 2005
What do you mean drifting to a fascist state? Hell, we're already there.
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March 24th, 2005
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