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To: george76

Doesn’t matter... All of them need to be thrown under the jail. If their hands were tied, they should have gone public with the situation and maybe some lives would have been saved.

Sorry, but I’m calling BS on their statements.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 7:12:20 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226
All of them need to be thrown under the jail.

There are two conflicting arguments regarding what to do with agents in that situation:

  1. If they are punished, then agents with information about illegal activities in which they happen to have been begrudging participants may decide it's better to keep mum and hope nobody finds out, than to come forward and reveal their own complicity.
  2. If agents expect that they'll be able to escape punishment for begrudging complicity in illegal activities, they are far less likely to refuse such complicity.
I think it's important to strike a good balance: people who conspire in illegal activities should generally not be allowed to totally escape punishment, but the amount of punishment given to those who come forward early should be diminished according to the likelihood that they might have escaped detection had they not done so. Agents should be encouraged to come forward early, while the rewards for doing so are still available.
18 posted on 04/30/2012 3:32:14 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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