1997-08-20 - Re: An end to “court appointed attorneys”

Header Data

From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@Qualcomm.com>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: 7f76788710a93360cf25df8435460d6126a2e52d8f635a8f7ed1a7349e0ea59a
Message ID: <25723.872103623@zelkova.qualcomm.com>
Reply To: <v03102800b020de3710e3@[]>
UTC Datetime: 1997-08-20 19:12:53 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 03:12:53 +0800

Raw message

From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@Qualcomm.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 03:12:53 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: An end to "court appointed attorneys"
In-Reply-To: <v03102800b020de3710e3@[]>
Message-ID: <25723.872103623@zelkova.qualcomm.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

At 10:49 PDT on Wednesday, August 20, 1997, Tim May wrote:

|>Maybe for the simple reason that some people might not have the money to
|>defend themselves ?
|And what of those without the money to feed themselves? Etc.

The difference is that the lack of means to feed oneself is usually self-
selected.  Political criminals, or people simply unaware that they're felons
under an increasing number of laws, seldom have a choice whether they will
be arrested and tried.

Certainly the preferred solution is to junk most of the laws on the books.
However until committing a felony is an explicit conscious act, we will
need court-appointed attorneys for persecution victims.