Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Criminalizing everyone - Washington Times

Criminalizing everyone - Washington Times: "Chairman Robert C. Scott, Virginia Democrat, and ranking member Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, conducted a truly bipartisan hearing (a D.C. rarity this year).

These two leaders have begun giving voice to the increasing number of experts who worry about 'overcriminalization.' Astronomical numbers of federal criminal laws lack specifics, can apply to almost anyone and fail to protect innocents by requiring substantial proof that an accused person acted with actual criminal intent."

Read about the 66 year old retiree who spent two years in prison for selling orchids from his home without the proper paperwork.

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