posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:06 AM
Most of you know me as a libertarian... and probably expect me to be disgusted with this situation. But I'm not.
In this case, it was a simple case of mistaken identity. That happens, and there's not much anyone can do to prevent it.
The police admitted they caught the wrong guy, and let him lose again.
Back during peace times, these mistaken identity problems happened all the time.
I've been brought in on mistaken identity. Apparently I looked like a guy who was spotted breaking into cars.
A quick check on my history, a few questions later, they set me free again and apologized for the mistaken identity.
I wasn't upset about it. I was a little set back in my schedule, but it was no big deal. They hadn't infringed on any of my liberties. They were
just doing their job. A fellow citizen had reported someone matching my description as having broken into their car... and the police saw me, matching
In fact... if they hadn't picked me up in those circumstances, it would mean the cops are incompetent, and then I'd have a problem with them.
What I DO have a problem with, is the people who are detained being pulled out of the judicial system, and into camps like Guantanamo where they can
have ALL liberties stripped from them, and even a few human rights too!