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PS: MR. AZ AG, what's the difference between...

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anglen, Robert  
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels 

Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:



Mr. AG, 

Our house has been burgled three times since we moved into it (1996). Thanks to our alarm system and the police, we've never lost more than the cost of repairing damaged windows and ceilings. One of those would-be burglars was caught and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Mike Burns of Camelback Consign & Design has taken us for $21,000. He has ripped off quite a few others, too, if the BBB and victims' "anecdotal" reports are to be believed. 

Doesn't it seem just plain wrong that a(n unskilled) burglar is subject to a criminal proceeding but a highly successful, repeat offender of the predatory business ilk isn't?

As I said, the burglar didn't get a thing. Mike Burns took 79 items of value: antiques, fine furniture, money!  Why should he be exempt from criminal prosecution?

I understand that our legal system and the laws and rules that govern it are neither a work of art nor of profound logic. They're a hodge-podge that has been growing for generations.

I say, sir, to you, that we and our ancestors built a legal system in order to create order out of chaos. Its fundamental purpose is - or should be, I believe - to protect our lives, our rights, and our tangible and intangible belongings.

A legal system does this, I think, by defining our responsibilities: to ourselves, our families, our community and to the world at large. As the world and life can be very complex, it is not surprising that our legal system and laws have evolved a parallel complexity. 

Yet, with all due respect for the marvelous ingenuity and intellectual accomplishment that our legal system represents, it fails us when it fails to fulfill its fundamental purpose:  the protection of our lives, our rights, and our tangible and intangible belongings.

Law and justice are not twins. They too often seem more like enemies than the good neighbors I would like them to be. 

But as we - all of us - are responsible for the cultivation and application of our laws, we - and you, in particular as legal manager-in-chief - have a corresponding obligation to ensure that they do not fail of their purpose.

Sincerely yours

Glenn S. Michaels

Mike Burns wasn't born yesterday. He wasn't born on the Fourth of July, either. NOPE. Mike Burns was born on 9/11 in 1952. He was destined. 

I don't know if the truth will set you free. But fuss loud enough with a big 'nough bunch a friends and I swear folks 'll do near anything to get you to shut up. Fast as they can. 

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