1993-09-26 - Re: saturation tactics?

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From: A1 ray arachelian (library) <rarachel@ishara.poly.edu>
To: gg@well.sf.ca.us (George A. Gleason)
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UTC Datetime: 1993-09-26 21:46:03 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 26 Sep 93 14:46:03 PDT

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From: A1 ray arachelian (library)  <rarachel@ishara.poly.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 93 14:46:03 PDT
To: gg@well.sf.ca.us (George A. Gleason)
Subject: Re: saturation tactics?
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HEy, there was a recent 20/20 story on something like this.  Basically
the inmates in a lot of jails were swamping the legal system with bogus
lawsuits.  Some included were: the right to sacrifice animals due to religion,
the right to get to watch TV, and have a roast duck dinner every night also
due to religion.  Some were even more on the far side.  One guy sued the
jail for now allowing him to run a drug trafficking business out of his cell.

All of these get thrown out, but the cost to the legal system is a few thousand
per case!  This stuff can be >VERY< effective.

Mind you these guys didn't always do whatever they were granted a right to,
they were just badgering the hell out of the legal systems in their states.