THE CAPTAIN'S FIRST GUEST BLOGGER POST
I would first like to take this opportunity to thank Horace for giving me the chance to be a Guest Blogger. (And to congratulate Rumpole on going an amazing 5-1 in the pros and 2-0 in college this weekend. The '72 Fins are just finishing their last glass of bubbly right about now and smirking at Rumpole for picking the Colts).
In order to maintain public security, ensure the safety of the lives and property of the people and safeguard the smooth progress of the socialist construction, it is imperative to subject criminals who seriously endanger public security to severe punishment. To this end it is decided:
(1) Punishment above the maximum punishment stipulated in the Criminal Law, up to and including death sentences, may be inflicted on the following criminals who seriously endanger public security:
a. ringleaders of criminal hooligan groups or those who carry lethal weapons to engage in criminal hooligan activities, if the circumstances are serious, or those who engage in criminal hooligan activities leading to especially serious consequences; ...
e. whoever organizes reactionary secret societies or uses feudal superstition to carry on counterrevolutionary activities, thereby seriously endangering public security.
As you might have guessed, the above cite cannot be found in your local 2006 Edition of Florida Statutes. In fact, it comes from the People's Republic of China. We all have many things to be thankful for, family, friends, our health, and even the legal system we work in. Whether you are a prosecutor, public defender, private attorney, or judge, we all have an obligation to respect the great system we work so hard in every single day.
So, in this, the week of Thanksgiving, while citizens of other societies are being put to death for "organiz[ing] reactionary secret societies", The Captain would like to know what you are thankful for and what you plan on doing between now and next Thanksgiving to help make our system of justice even better.
"Each era finds an improvement in law for the benefit of mankind." -----Clarence Earl Gideon
CAPTAIN OUT ..................
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