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Thread #80289   Message #1462961
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
16-Apr-05 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: 10,000 arrested in US today
Subject: RE: BS: 10,000 arrested in US today
Brucie said:

However, what happens when judges sign warrants for the arrest of innocent people or people who have expressed displeasure with the government? No crime committed. So, what are the camps for?

Bad arrests or bad warrants is/are a different subject from a mass arrest campaign.

These, as I understand it, were all preexisting warrants, which had accumulated in the normal course of things. The open warrant cleanup campaign does not imply any greater proportion of bad warrants than would be found in ordinary piecemeal enforcement.

Yes, we (that is, all right-thinking people) should be aware and concerned about the occasional bad warrant or the occasional bad arrest, both of which will inevitably occur. But don't muddy the waters by confusing that with the coordinated campaign.

Dave Oesterreich