spartacusii at PEOPLEPC.COM
Tue Feb 18 21:52:51 MST 2003
it stikes me as flat-out Wrong, that this guy should have to pay ANYTHING by
way of an impound fee, so long as they determine that his car was the wrong
one. what kind of justice is that, anyway? bad fortune enough that he has
to continue to make the payments for a vehicle that he has no access to -
through no fault of his own. i can't really see a good way around that
facet of his case. of course, i must admit also, that it strikes me as odd
that if they could verify his alibi, & the location of his vehicle, then WHY
did they continue to impound his vehicle? was this a simple ruse just to
generate a few dollars of free revenue?
i'm for allowing law enforcement a lot of latitude to get their job done.
but after a certain point, it goes beyond the pale of tolerance & becomes a
DIS-service to the function they exist to serve.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen A. Frye" <s.frye at VERIZON.NET>
To: <RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:10 PM
> The Laci Peterson case here has been in the news for quite some
> time. Right after her disappearance, the police impounded her husband's
> truck and boat. He is not a suspect, but has not been eliminated either -
> maybe he's a person of interest. Anyway, he bought another truck to
> continue his business. The police, just today (or yesterday) impounded
> that one. I can't help but wonder how his newly acquired truck is
> in the case - seems to me it borders heavily on the side of harassment.
> I've noticed in the recent past (couple of years) that if anyone's home is
> searched for anything, almost every time their computers are impounded. I
> can't help but wonder why, and if people ever get their impounded
> possessions back.
> I guess some do. A man here at work had his car impounded. There was a
> hit and run, and a witness described the car and had the license
> number. It was his license number. They took his car. He had a perfect
> alibi - he was here at work, and he had not loaned out his car. Two years
> later the police found the right car - the reported license number had
> off by one letter. he had to pay for his car while it was in impound, he
> had to pay the impound fee, and he had to pay storage during the impound
> for the entire two years - not to mention the legal fees he incurred.
> I am almost beginning to believe that if one has any type of incident with
> the police, one is royally screwed.
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