Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:"ASBO" is just EN-GB for "restraining order" (Score 1) 444

by Aspirator (#15738178) Attached to: UK Hackers Face Antisocial Behaviour Orders
restraining orders, which have worked well for decades without anyone having a valid problem.

I beg to differ. Restraining orders in my part of the US are obtainable without any evidence about
the person to whom they apply, only the state of mind of the person requesting them.

If evidence were available as to wrongdoing a restraining order would not be required, the person could
be prosecuted. (This would take court time.)

The existance of the restraining order criminalizes a lot of behaviour that would otherwise not be criminal.

Violation of a domestic restraining order results in jail time, and this actually occurs for people doing
such nasty things as sending birthday cards to their children.

The irony is, of course, that anyone who has the intention of doing serious damage to another person is
very unlikely to be deterred by a restraining order.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.

Working...