08 July 2008

Should Vets Get Special Dispensation in Criminal Court?

Dang straight we should.

Seriously, if a guy is a vet how often is that not held to be a fact in his favor?


Anonymous said...

Totally agree!!

KG2V said...

Although in MANY (well, MOST) ways I agree, I worry. We already have a snot load of laws that make police, judges and the like a "different class" of people

In fact, I would argue (and I'm not a lawyer) that any laws that granted privilege to Vets (or, in fact, the laws that give special privileges to Police Officers - like national right to carry) are a violation of Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution

"No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State."

By granting special rights, I would say that we have elevated the title "Police officer" to "Minor nobility" already...

KG2V said...

BTW - I forgot to say - if a defense lawyer mentions that his defendant is a Vet, I would TEND to give more credability to the defendants story, and might even "let him slide", but that's me, and I think it's a character reference thing, not a "law" thing