Sunday, January 27, 2013

Save Bambi, go to jail...

I guess they had all the regular crimes solved out in eastern Indiana...

12 comments:

JD Rush said...

They should have waved an AR15 magazine around on TV in DC. That would have been okay.

I would have harvested the fawn. But that is just me....

skidmark said...

"There was no criminal intent here." Sure. That's what they all say.


And since when does Bog Gov. need intent (on your part) to make you into a criminal?

The take-away lesson? Never ask for permission after you have already started something. Better to claim "I didn't know you needed a permit to do that."

stay safe.

Old NFO said...

Yet again making criminals out of honest folks... And this shows the quandry of multiple laws and different agencies enforcing them... Same thing down on the Gulf Coast.

J.R.Shirley said...

Jesus. Of all the dumb shit....

fast richard said...

I'm not a big fan of making wild animals into pets, but making people criminals for nursing an injured or orphaned animal is just wrong.

docjim505 said...

Sigh... We're caught in a dilemma. On the one hand, it is in the interests of Society to have laws and see to it that they are upheld in an impartial manner: "I don't care if you claim that you had no criminal intent / your father is the mayor / you promise - pinky swearz - that you'll never do it again; you're going to be prosecuted for breaking a law that was duly written, debated, passed and signed into law by the representatives of the people of the State of Indiana."

On the other, the law shouldn't punish people who pretty obviously DIDN'T have a criminal intent and indeed were trying to be good samaritans.

Hopefully, a judge (or jury) will show a bit more common sense than the Indiana DNR officials and let these people go, preferably with an apology and a check to cover their legal bills.

Frank W. James said...

Sounds to me like an intermural fued between police agencies and this guy (& his wife) got caught in the middle...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

J.R.Shirley said...

Actually, the supreme court has held that mens rea is necessary for a real crime...

leBolide said...

This looks like a job for: Jury Nullification!

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Rick Street said...

I saw this on RTV6 news.I said what a load of BS

markm said...

"I guess they had all the regular crimes solved out in eastern Indiana."

Why would the DNR cops want to go freeze in the woods trying to catch real criminals when there are easy targets like these? And it's not just DNR; even real cops nowadays often prefer not to pursue real criminals, who lie and try to conceal their crimes, and might even shoot back.