The Process is the Punishment
Rob “Acidman” Smith had a bad day yesterday and it sounds like there will be some more lousy ones ahead.
Granting that I only have his version of events, it seems ridiculous that one person can wreak that much havoc on another’s life without any consequences. It’s been said of the American justice system that the process is the punishment. Even if one is acquitted of criminal charges or found not liable for civil damages, the hit to one’s reputation, pocketbook, and time is irreversible. Accusing someone of a crime with no evidence and malicious intent ought to be punishable itself as a crime.
I would observe, however, that mentioning on a rather popular Internet site that you’d like advice on how to leave the country under an assumed name with $300,000 in untraceable cash might lead to suspicion in some quarters.