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Politics : The Judiciary

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To: rsroberto who wrote (792)2/11/2019 10:47:11 AM
From: TimF   of 804
 
Reasonably you would have to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that someone committed the crime. If you can do that then the perp can already be punished more harshly then just imposing a one time tax. The tax would more reasonably be called a fine in such circumstances, and people are already fined in many cases for committing offenses. Prison terms (and the US has enormous numbers of people in prisons) are usually considered a harsher punishment then fines.
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