Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Suing The State

In cases of reaver brutality and other acts-of-government I love to see the victims sue the guilty party and win big. The only problem with that is that the guilty party doesn't actually pay for the violation- the penalty is stolen from the victim and everyone else within that imprisoned and milked geographic area.

It would be nice if there could be a change in the "law" to the effect that any government employee who is sued for violating someone pays the restitution directly from his or her own pocket. It's not going to happen since the bad guys are the ones writing and enforcing the "laws".

So, in this flawed situation, do we refuse to sue the bad guys; knowing they aren't the ones who will pay? I don't think so.

I say that the lawsuits can lead to unhappy theft victims who may eventually realize they are getting screwed over twice by the reavers and those who hold their leashes.

It is my intention to avoid allowing myself to be placed in a position where I would feel the need to sue any governmental employee, but I know that isn't always possible. But if it happens, I suppose I would still sue, and I won't blame you for doing it, either.



  1. Actually, under Title 18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law, the offending party is held personally responsible. Not to say that their employing agency wouldn't actually pony up the cash for any fines, but the statute makes provisions for prison time and, if the incident results in loss of life, the death penalty even.

    I'd like to see this invoked more often (i.e. ever).

    Say, if you prohibit your subjects from carrying defensive tools, and they are killed as a result...

  2. Yeh that's true Kent. But at least the victims get "made whole" in the financial sense. So there's that.