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Old May 27 2013, 04:50 AM   #52
Tiberius
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Re: Wanted for Murder: Cmdr Riker

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Tiberius wrote: View Post
Riker has absolutely no grounds for interfering with the legal process of a civilisation that is not a member of the UFP.
Of course Riker had grounds. Marouk asked for the Federation's help, thus giving them the right to get involved. Plus, the Gatherers had been raiding Federation outposts, and that also gives the Federation the right to intervene.
No it doesn't. The fact that Marouk asked for help to fix one particular problem does not give Riker the right to start interfering in a completely separate problem.

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Tiberius wrote: View Post
Riker has absolutely no grounds for interfering with the legal process of a civilisation that is not a member of the UFP.
What "legal process?" He stopped a murder.

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With a summary execution. He could have stopped her any number of other ways. And the legal process he interfered with is making sure that Yuta is dealt with according to Acamarian laws. Unless those laws include executing criminals by a bunch of visiting aliens who happen to stumble into the problem, he interfered.
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