Let the witch trials begin! Re: OT: Re: Going OT Re: (no subject)

From: chris <cb_at_mythtech.net>
Date: Thu Feb 20 21:18:01 2003

>I'm a U.S. citizen (well, I might not be after the SS, Shrubs Spooks,
>reads this... they might revoke my citizenship, even though my
>ancestors came over here several hundred years ago)

You know, I was just thinking about that myself. What would they do with
someone like me, who's ancestors predate the US being here?!? I can get
that someone who is a naturalized citizen they can kick back to whatever
country they came from... but what are they going to do to me? Kick me
back to Virginia? (one of my older ancestors was the given the Virginia
colony to run)

>The U.S. military had no right to do that, whether
>overseas or over here... anyone who lands on someone's _private
>property_ and then has the audacity to order the owners to leave, as
>well as ordering people living in neighboring properties to leave,

I don't know about Australia, but I suspect if you dig thru the laws,
there is some exclusion here in the US that does allow for this. I base
that on the fact that in the fire service we DO have the right to evict
people from an area in the name of safety. For instance, if we have a gas
main break, we can go house to house and forcably remove people in the
effected area if we feel that their life is in danger. They don't have to
consent, and we don't need a court order (although I suspect if we did it
without damn good reason, we could probably be sued later).

We can also keep custody of the property until we are "finished" with the
scene. Here in NJ that is defined as the reasonable amount of time to
handle the event and any followup investigation OR until the last EMS
person leaves the scene, whichever happens first.

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