Has the government never heard of the difference between civil and criminal law? To place this in the category of criminal law means that instead of fines and reimbursements or, at worst, punitive damage payments in the case of negligence, the people being investigated are implicitly threatened with jail and other forms of violence. Doesn't it seem that the bureaucratic class is drawn to the latter forms of enforcement?
The truth is that the people who buy and sell are far more interested in the well being of the public than lifetime bureaucrats who have no professional stake in the outcome of the enterprising process than the man in the moon. Their one and only interest is protecting their power and position. Increasingly, they seize on any and every headline to whip up public frenzy.
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