Monday, January 12, 2004

One of my regular reads, Peaktalk, points out that the Netherlands has a law making it illegal to publish the surnames of accused or convicted felons for privacy reasons. While mind-boggling, this philosophy of absolute protection of criminals' rights explains why things like the incredably lenient sentencing of Pym Fortuyn's assassin occur in that country. It's a damned good thing the Dutch are so culturally regimented. I can't imagine what their legal philosophy would produce in a more chaotic society.

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