Its just another case of our Federal Government doing what they do best; abuse
the Constitution that millions have fought and died for. Its a shame...
people that take to much medicine do it on their own and no one forces them to.
the sad thing in this country is the chroic pain patients dont get enough help.
it all goes with the drug war. the DEA is the biggest law inforsment branch in
the world and it is losseing the so called drug war. killing always went with
booze when it was against the law. change laws. other countries that have have
lost a lot of drug abuse because of it.
DN & My2 must be rich men looking over their shoulders.
This is the same judge who vindictively sentenced DeChristopher to prison
because he "didn't like the boy's politics" and wanted to let the drug
dealer "Dewey" go free?
I am glad to see that the judge has said that he must start severing his
sentence on 1 Feb. 2012, he is no better than a drug dealer in my mind. I am
also glad that the judge showed some sense about taking what the man has. To
seize the home and vechile and or the money they must prove that it came from
the sales of the pain medication, and the Feds has failed to prove this. when
you commit a crime and get found guilty, you have no right to be comensited for
your legal bills, you broke the law. The Feds can request the state to pull the
doctor's medical lincee, but that another time and place. I don't believe he
should be allowed to pratice medince any more, but thats up to the state to make
The judge and subscriber are absolutism correct, the arrogance of prosecutors
and states seizure laws are being abused and criminally applied as vindictive
acts of government turning into thieves. Whether a person is being prosecuted or
defending him self he has paid taxes from his incomes to government,
prosecutors, judges, and court costs as required by law, therefore the
government has no basis a defendant has criminally cost the government any
additional costs.In fact I think tax paying defendants should have
the right to sue the courts for excessive costs and expenses having to pay for
additional legal council that are covered by taxation. If the government says
they can use taxes to prosecute they can also use taxes to pay for lawyers for
defense. Government must serve both sides of the bench, prosecution and defense
in equal access to law and all records, bank accounts, services, and labs of the
state as seperate requests.This prosecutor stated he has taken this
doctors inalienable rights but that is totally incorrect. Inalienable rights can
never be permanently taken away. Some can be deferred and restricted by
incarceration but never taken away.
"asset forfeiture" is one of the most abused tactics used by law
enforcement agencies in the country today.Why? Because in most
cases they directly benefit from the proceeds of everything they seize! This
incentivizes bad behavior, and with the accused already burdened with huge legal
bills fighting to defend their liberty, they have little left to contest the
asset forfeiture.THe laws shoud be changed so that seized assets go
into the general fund, not to whatever law enforcement agency can find a judge
to allow it.