As a result of a conversation I recently had with an Assemblyman, I’ve decided to clarify my view on Asset Forfeiture. When a person is arrested on drug charges, or whatever other charges trigger these things, I don’t mind if the assets are ‘frozen’ or held in a sort of escrow pending the results of the trial. We do the same with people; we hold them in jail awaiting trial unless a suitable bail is posted. But when the person is found innocent, all the frozen assets revert back to him. The point is that the holding of the assets should remain under the criminal law, with all the civil rights pertaining thereto; it should not be a separate case under civil law, where our Constitutional civil rights, as I have pointed out, are not as strong.
In exchanging Jesus for Barabbas, the people chose a practical terrorist over The One who did not seem likely to fulfill their political dreams any time soon. The big news in Jerusalem the night of that first long-ago Good Friday, […]
Croquet and golf both involve hitting a ball from place to place with a club or a mallet. The difference between them is that golf uses a lot more reserved space and takes a lot more time. Last weekend, for […]
Some say that one of the solutions to our housing problem [indeed, their favorite solution] is building on land that has not been built on before. There are a lot of issues surrounding this, however. There are two ways of […]