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From: "Michael Painter"
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Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 01:57:53 GMT
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael Painter
> wrote (in -news.ops.worldnet.att.net>) about 'Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks -
> Big Brother at his best!', on Sat, 4 Jan 2003:
> >It is your opinion it is stupid or oppressive.
> It seemed to be regarded as stupid by quite a number of people here,
> ***on technical grounds**, and there was a post today that indicated
> that the penalties may be so draconian as to cause even the police to
> take a less than rigid approach. Presumably, too, it must be difficult o
> get juries to return guilty verdicts. Or are juries dispensed with in
> such cases?
Do you have cites for this or is this also just the opinion of the writer.
> But there is no point in discussing such things with you, since you
> respond to reasoned argument by simple assertions.
The subject matter and my reply was not about the technical ability of the
device but the opinion of the writer about the law itself.
My assetions are based on case law in the state of California and simple
assertions of the truth are always valid when arguing what is legal.
In fact case law is what makes something illegal.
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