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Old April 16 2013, 05:43 PM   #66
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

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relocating, not kidnapping
here's the legal definition

Here is the relevant part

Generally, kidnapping occurs when a person, without lawful authority, physically asports (i.e., moves) another person without that other person's consent, with the intent to use the abduction in connection with some other nefarious objective. Under the Model Penal Code (a set of exemplary criminal rules fashioned by the American Law Institute), kidnapping occurs when any person is unlawfully and non-consensually asported and held for certain purposes. These purposes include gaining a ransom or reward; facilitating the commission of a felony or a flight after the commission of a felony; terrorizing or inflicting bodily injury on the victim or a third person; and interfering with a governmental or political function (Model Penal Code 212.1).
So explain to me how it isn't kidnapping?

1. They had lawful authority (the UFP was the legal and recognized government of that territory)
The Ba'ku claim predates the existence of the federation by a century, and they never joined the federation. So no they don't have legal authority over the Ba'ku.

2. the objective wasn't nefarious
Their objective was to render the planet uninhabitable becuase they don't want to get old. Yeah kind of sounds like it is.
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