posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:09 PM
reply to post by Mercenary2007
yes, and in almost all states it has to be a felony. Most places, tresspassing is a misdemeanor.
You also can't use cruel or excessive force, or keep people under hostile conditions.
it is also not protected by any good samaritan act.
Everyone is letting the dismay at illegal immigration cloud their thoughts. What the court sees is a blatant violation of civil liberties.
For example, yes this guy has had people trash his property adn do untold damage.
But what if it is a mother with two children just passing through, doing nothing else. All they have committed is tresspass, and this man threatens
them with a gun and holds them till authorities come.
If people start yielding citizens arrests,then your neighbor is gonna hold you at gunpoint every time they think you did somethign wrong.
I am NOT siding with illegals, not one bit. But atrocious behavior or not, I am willing to protect civil liberties first, just like that rancher has
a right to own a gun.
The wrong part of this is that the guy was not helped by the government. If his property is being used as through way for illegals, and he reported
it, then there should of been something done about it.
800 billion on the wars on terrorism and they won't stop people from using a guys ranch as a doorway.
That is the crime.