Good for N.C. Wildlife Resources officer J.R. Brown. Sounds like he caught his limit of illegals.
Wasn’t there a thread just yesterday about a bus full of “foreigners” being detained in Almance County NC?
“Arrested on fishing without a license charge, is it unusual or not?”
I can tell you this, if it were a US citizen caught fishing with a net in restricted wildlife areas, they’d throw away the key in most locations of the PacNW. Of course, unless you are from a tribe that has been given the right to take any and all fish they want, endangered or not. Something else that is just plain stupid.
The lawyer can b*tch all he wants, it’s a misdemeanor and yes, he can arrest you if you don’t show ID when caught breaking the law.
How can he cite someone and demand they pay the fine or show up in court if he doesn’t even know who he is giving the ticket to??
Have they lowered the standards for being a lawyer lately???
Missouri is another state in which you dare not fish without a license. They take all your fishing equipment and when you appear before the local (fisherman) judge, any excuse is laughed at.
catch and release.
Yup. They’re doing their damndest to spin this as a story of poor (likely illegal) immigrants kept down by The Man. The truth is, they probably couldn’t get licenses because they were in the country illegally, and they were fishing with a net, which is going to draw the attention of the authorities every time.
It’s not their race that caused their troubles, it’s their stupidity.
They got off easy.I’m on $300 bond pending my payment for fishing without a license last week.Plus,I have to buy a fishing license and show it to the judge,in order to reduce my charge to $50,from $100.
Well, lying to a law enforcement officer about a crime AND having no ID is a great way to get arrested.
I was “arrested” for fishing without a license in NC in 1976 or so. Hauled before the local JP and paid a fine of $25...............
i always take a net when i go fishing. i use it to catch bait shrimp in the bay or shad in fresh water. since they weren’t charged with fishing with a net, what’s all this chatter about net fishing?
ALL licensing is a TAX...
doubt that is the reason. i wonder if this is a continuation of the lawlessness from a group of people that enter the country illegally?
i have wished that someone would do a study and see if overall numbers for various types of crimes (and who commits them) have increased.
my physician said his practice is being robbed blind by cleaning people who are illegals who grab up everything that isn’t nailed down.
This is the kind of thing that Guiliani used to clean up NYC.
I’m pro-anything that does something about all the illegals here in Alamance County. I wish this officer had some kind of authority to bust illegals in the Graham Wal-Mart.
A game warden caught me last year fishing with an out of state license. I live in Ky and was fishing in Indiana. My wife and kids thought he was going to lock me up but he turned out to be a pretty nice guy and let me off with a warning. One of my teenage boys was running his mouth to the guy as he was walking me up to his car so I had to tell him to shut his mouth. After it was over I had a nice long talk with the boy about showing respect (especially when someone can confiscate all your stuff and fine you $300.00 bucks.
The officer was also casting a wide net; bully for him.
A couple of years ago, a bunch of friends of mine were at a UKC Retriever Hunt Test in NC. This is of course an organized hunting test of retrievers (Labs, Goldens, and so forth) with the dogs running an artifical test, not an actual hunting situation. Farm-raised mallards (already dead, some of them for far too long!) are fired into the air via catapults, the handler or judge pretends to shoot them with blanks in a shotgun, and the dog goes out to retrieve the dead ducks and is judged on style, nose, marking, steadiness, etc.
Anyhow, in the middle of the hunt test here come a squad of NC Game Wardens all hot and agitated. They demanded to see EVERYBODY's hunting license -- judges, handlers, dog owners, the gallery -- and started arresting people. Protests that nobody was hunting anything, receipts for the delivery of the farm raised birds, all fell on deaf ears.
A state senator or some other bigwig was present and eventually convinced the GWs to see reason . . . and as I understand it there were some later repercussions for the overzealous enforcement.
But everybody has gotten really jumpy, and most everybody I know now springs for a license and duck stamp before a hunt test!!!! (and I think a number of NC clubs cancelled their hunt tests).
He did the right thing within the law, and his instincts were proven correct when it came back that these fellows were in our country illegally. For the vast majority of illegals, they are not going to show up for court dates, because it would put them at risk of 1) being found out as illegals, and 2) deportation.
Thank you, Officer Brown!