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Celestial City Laws

Post by BluePhalkon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:31 pm

Included in this package is a complete list of current criminal and civil laws, along with additional information how sentencing is carried out for said laws. You will also find a list of executive orders.


---Title I---

Within this first section discusses how criminals are processed and the requirements for a person or company to be convicted of a crime, as well as the recommended levels of sentencing and punishment, since some crimes and repeated offenses require harsher penalties. Persons of Authority are able to modify sentences and penalties to fit the circumstances of each case.

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Chapter I: Elements of a Crime
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An element of a crime or offense is one of a set of facts that must be proven to convict a person of a crime. There must be evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime voluntarily where required. (Ex: manslaughter does not require a person to be voluntary)

Actus reus - There must have been bodily movement whether voluntary or involuntary. A guilty act. However having a guilty act alone is not enough for all laws, especially in this day and age where powers, magic and technology can force a person to commit a guilty act. However muscle memory and involuntary triggered powers, magic or technology can result in a criminal charge if the person knew of this ability but didn't take extra precaution in handling such ability and protecting others. People are responsible for their own abilities whether they intended to commit a crime or not.

Mens rea - There must be intent to commit a crime to be accused of it. Ignorance is not excusable where morality and cultural norm states or implies an act is criminal and/or wrong. The only time Ignorance is excusable is when the person arriving in CC has arrived from a time where the law they broke is not a law and acceptable behavior. Evidence that proves without a reasonable doubt is required. Mens rea does not apply in circumstances involving criminal negligence.

Causation - In cases where the accused didn't commit the crime directly by their own body or ability but were the cause of a crime happening, there must be proof that they caused the crime to happen. Proof of cause must be without a reasonable doubt and without the willful acts of others.

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Criminal Liability
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Strict liability - The legal responsibility of a person or company who's actions or products has caused damages regardless of negligence or fault on their part. This can also be applied to people's actions that are inherently dangerous and done in public such as drinking or driving.

Vicarious liability - The legal responsibility of a superior for the actions of their subordinates if their actions were the orders of the superior and broke the law. Both will be charged with breaking the law.

Corporate liability - The legal responsibility of a corporation for criminal actions or failure to act in some cases, committed by the company's employees. If the actions were done for the benefit of the company or are the results of negligence or irresponsible management by the company.

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Chapter II: Seriousness of Offense and Penalty
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Infraction - Minor or pretty crimes that typically result in no specific duration for the sentence but can be penalized with fines, community service, or restitution. A jury trial is not necessary for infractions.

Misdemeanors - Criminal offenses that carry a sentence of up to a year and can include fines, community service, probation, restitution, or rehabilitation. A jury trial is not necessary for misdemeanors.

Felonies - Serious criminal offenses that carry a sentence of over a year and can include fines, community service, probation, restitution, rehabilitation.

Terrorism - Severe Criminal offenses that carry a sentence of over 5 years and can include fines, community service, probation, restitution, and rehabilitation.

Extinction Level Threat (ELT) - Extreme Criminal offenses that carry a sentence of over 15 years and can include fines, community services, probation, restitution and rehabilitation.

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Chapter III: Sentencing
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Each law will have a guideline of how severe a sentence should be for a first time offender. Those who are repeated offenders can be sentenced more heavily if the Authority wishes it. Authorities are free to let people off with warnings, a small fine, or any number of penalties listed below. They can also pass verdicts and sentence criminals to other penalties.

Sentences follow the idea of "The punishment must fit the crime." However, doing exact punishments that amount to an "eye for an eye" isn't reasonable in a society where life is valued above all else, so we must develop new philosophies regarding penalties for crimes. On top of that, we must also value a person's life and time, so obscene sentencing where 20, 30, or 50 years of a person life is spent behind bars is not acceptable in today's society when restorative justice is more effective.

Authorities are tasked with the difficult decision of deciding how much restitution a criminal should make and what kind. It can range from a simple sentence to a complex arrangement of penalties. Criminals are also given the freedom to attempt to choose penalties for themselves in order to make victims whole.

In some cases, certain laws have a range for the seriousness of an offense (ex: Infraction - Felony). Such statements indicate that there are several degrees to a crime, and while the law doesn't explicitly spell out each degree, it does understand that particular cases require tougher sentencing. The Authority passing the sentence is given freedom to decide if a crime deserves harsher sentencing or not.

The use of metahuman powers, magic, or sufficiently advanced technology in the commission of a crime will always lead to harsher penalty. The sentencing Authority will scale an infraction to a misdemeanor, a misdemeanor to a felony, etc, in order to disincentivize lawlessness amongst our most powerful citizens.

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Chapter IV: Penalties
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1) Fines - The exact dollar amount will be determined by the Authority. The dollar amount must be an amount that can be paid but must still be enough to be an adequate penalty to the crime(s). The following guideline is to help determine dollar value but does not need to be strictly followed, especially if multiple crimes were committed or the person is a repeated offender.

-Infractions: Up to $500
-Misdemeanors: Up to $2500
-Felonies: Up to $10,000
-Terrorism: Up to $50,000
-Extinction: Up to $250,000

Multiple crimes committed can push the fines beyond their listed guidelines and be multiplied many times more if the person is a repeat offender or has committed multiple crimes at once.

For corporations, the fines should be:
-Infractions: Up to $50,000
-Misdemeanors: Up to $250,000
-Felonies: Up to $1,000,000
-Terrorism: Up to $5,000,000
-Extinction: Up to $50,000,000

Multiple crimes committed by a corporation can push these dollar amounts beyond their listed guidelines and be multiplied many times over if the company is a repeat offender or has committed multiple crimes at once.

2) Community Service - Community service sentences should not exceed 9 months but must fit the crime. What kind of service to the community the person will be serving is entirely up to the Authority.

3) Probation - Probation sentences are at the discretion of the one passing the sentence. The Authority will decide what requirements and limitations the person on probation will have while they are on probation.

4) Restitution - Returning the property to its rightful owner or returning the dollar value of the lost property. In cases of the intangible, the party responsible for its loss must do what they can to return it or find something of equal value the owner will accept, including selling themselves into

5) Rehabilitation - Some offenders need rehabilitation before being released back into society. The type of rehabilitation and its requirements is solely up to the Authority. The ends justify the means. More often than not, rehabilitation is carried out at the Asylum at the patient's expense. Rehabilitation may be conducted as an in-patient or out-patient procedure as decreed by the judge on the advice of competent medical officials. At times, it may be necessary to include community involvement for certain patients. Members of the community who wish to participate in such endeavors may register with the Asylum for a fee.

6) Enlistment - Enlistment in a chain gang. Chain gangs up to 5 people are commanded by an officer of the peace. They may be used as free labor or as a combat force against threats to the city. They may also be used in gladiatorial combat.

7) Immediate Punishment - This punishment may be used in cases where a lengthy and costly trial outweighs the weight of the crime. The duration of this punishment is three hours maximum. All freedoms are suspended for this time period.

8) Banishment - A criminal who cannot be rehabilitated and is a danger and threat to society can be banished from the city and not return on pain of death.

--Title II---

Here within is the actual laws for Celestial City. They are broken up into sections in hopes of keeping things better organized.

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Chapter I: Criminal Laws
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---Section 1: Inchoate---
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1.1) Inchoate crimes are the act of preparing for or seeking to commit another crime. The most common example is an "attempt of" offense such as an attempt of murder. Persons charged with a inchoate crime cannot also be charged for the crime itself. Such crimes are be treated as equal or a notch lower than the crime they attempted to commit.

1.2) Attempt - Is when a person comes dangerously close to committing a crime but was prevented before it could be executed. The attempt must have gone beyond mere planning and preparation.

1.3) Conspiracy - Is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime at some point in the future.

1.4) Solicitation - Is when one person offers something (money, services, products, powers, magic, technology etc) or induces another into committing a crime while having the intent for the crime to be committed.

1.5) Accomplice - A person is an accomplice to a crime if they aided others in completing another crime through direct influence, encouragement, or deliberate or negligent inaction that allowed other(s) to commit their crime.

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---Section 2: Crimes against a person---
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2.1) Assault (infraction) - the threat of physical violence or imminent bodily harm to another person. This includes verbal assault (e.g. "I will kill you."), written assault (e.g. death threats via mail or email), and physical assault, pushing them, or grabbing their arm in a manner such that a reasonable person would perceive the actions as an real threat of pending harm.

2.2) Assault with a deadly weapon (infraction - misdemeanor) - As with the above on assault, but accompanied by brandishing a weapon that can cause lethal harm, such as a knife, gun, metahuman powers, magic or advance technology (e.g. "I will kill you!" followed by bursting into flames or telekinetically throwing a car into a wall). Possessing the weapon at the time of the assault is not sufficient for this charge. The weapon must be used in a manner such that a reasonable person would assume that the person intends to imminently use the weapon.

2.3) Battery (misdemeanor - felony) - Intentional physical harm against a person.

2.4) Maiming (misdemeanor - felony) - The intentional act of mutilating, disfiguring or crippling another person, such as removal of a limb or eye. Depending on the severity of the crime, the penalties can be escalated.

2.5) Kidnapping (infraction - misdemeanor) - the unlawful taking away or transportation of a person against that person's will, or preventing them from leaving a defined space for longer than 24 hours.

2.6) Sexual Assault (infraction) - Any sexual act (except penetration) against a person's will. Groping and touching isn't enough to be convicted of this crime.

2.7) Rape (infraction - misdemeanor) - Sexual penetration against a person's will. Oral sex is not enough to be convicted of this crime. Multiple rapes can escalate the crime.

2.8) Endangerment (misdemeanor - felony) - Wrongful, reckless, or wanton acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions. Public endangerment (beyond a single person) increases the severity of the crime.

2.9) Manslaughter (misdemeanor - felony) - Unintentional taking a life where a person did not expect their actions to cause enough harm to result in death, whether their intent was to cause harm or not.

2.10) Murder (felony) - Intentional taking of life. Includes premeditated killing and killing in the heat of the moment.

2.11) Mind invasion (infraction - terrorism) - Entering someone's mind without their consent or against their will, however the method (magic, powers, technology, etc). While difficult to prove, if there is enough testimony, the person is guilty of the crime. However, testing will need to be done to confirm the existence of such a power. Severity of mind invasion, who's mind invaded, and the number of affected can escalate the severity of the crime.

2.12) Possession (infraction - felony) - Taking control of a person's body or limbs against their will or without their consent, however the method (magic, powers, technology, etc). While difficult to prove, if there is enough testimony, the person is guilty of the crime. However, testing will need to be done to confirm the existence of such a power.

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---Section 3: Crimes against property---
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3.1) Burglary/home invasion (misdemeanor - felony) - The act of breaking and entering a place without permission with the intent to commit a crime. Breaking refers to the mere crossing a barrier of a place (such as a door or window) by any means, including meta and magical means of entering a place without causing damage to it.

3.2) Theft (misdemeanor - felony) - Unauthorized taking of property belonging to another with the intent to deprive the owner of said property, even if temporarily. Includes stealing from individuals (pickpocketing, purse snatching), burglary (stealing from a building), retail theft/shoplifting, identity and personal data, and business data. Property that has been abandoned is not subject to theft.

3.3) Destruction of property (misdemeanor - felony) - The act of destroying large property such as vehicles, dumpsters, homes, buildings, infrastructure, wildlife, etc in a manner that diminishes its value, quality or use by the owners or the public. This includes arsons, bombings, and use of super powers, magic or advanced technology.

3.4) Vandalism (misdemeanor) - The crime of causing minor damage or defacing a person's or public property. Some examples are graffiti, breaking windows, damaging/defacing street signs or billboards.

3.5) Trespassing (infraction) - The act of entering property without permission of the owner or an authorized agent of the same, especially when there are signs, fences, security guards or other security measures to keep the public out.

3.6) Reality distortion (felony - ELT) - Distorting time and space to damage another's property or make an area unusual by normal means.

3.7) Manipulating property (misdemeanor - felony) - Using one's power to alter another person's property without their consent with the malicious intent of causing damage, changing its appearance, changing its original function, or changing any of its properties that the owner did not wish.

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---Section 4: Crimes against the public---
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While some of these powers, magic or advanced technology are used to take down criminals and that is allowed for law enforcement,Not all are allowed to be used against a person.

4.1) Disturbing the peace - (infraction - misdemeanor) - Disorderly conduct that jeopardizes others right to peace and tranquility, such as fighting or threatening to fight in public, or causing excessively loud noise by discharging weapons, shouting, playing loud music, or even allowing a dog to bark for prolonged periods.

4.2) Causing mayhem (felony - terrorism) - Inciting riots or mass panic, either through inflammatory speech [such as false declarations (shouting "Fire!" when there is none)], menacing and public actions, or the brandishing or use of one's powers, magic, weapons, or advanced technology. Using mind control on crowds also falls under this section.

4.3) Environment tampering (misdemeanor - ETL) - Using powers, magic, or technology to affect planet life, wildlife, or the general environment of a place and change it with the malicious intent of causing trouble, damage, chaos, destruction, or general hassle to the public, police, and city.

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---Section 5: Computer Crimes---
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5.1) Cyber technology Abuse (infraction - terrorism) - The use of a computer, program, virus, phone or any electronic device to break the law.

5.2) Robotics Abuse (misdemeanor - ELT) - The use of robots, robotics, androids, drones or any kind machine capable of moving or has moving parts and is used to commit a crime.

5.3) Virus attack (misdemeanor - terrorism) - The use of computer viruses, programs, apps, or other software to intentionally damage someone's property or to misuse, damage, alter, steal, copy without permission of any person's or company's data.

5.4) Hacking (misdemeanor - terrorism) - Using technology of any sorts (virus, nanites, drones, androids,etc) to gain unauthorized access to other technology without the owner's consent. Unauthorized access includes intercepting information between technologies.

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---Section 6: Crimes against the Government---
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6.1) Crimes against an Authority (felony - terrorism) - Any crime against an Authority is escalated to a felony charge or has additional years and penalties added depending on the severity of the crime against the Authority.

6.2) Treason (felony - ELT) - is a crime against the government of Celestial City. A person is guilty of treason if they:
-Try to overthrow the government through force, powers, magic, technology, violence, threats or coercion.
-Attempt to or kills a member of the government for political reasons.
-Levy war against Celestial City, its government or the police.
-Aid an enemy that is at war with Celestial City, government or police.
-Attempt or succeed in sharing any type of information, plans, models, technology or property that belongs to the government or belongs to someone else and is used against the city and its people.
-Share confidential or secret government information.
-Commit any crime against the Mayor, Police Chief or Supreme Justice.

6.3) Obstruction of Justice (infraction - terrorism) - Any attempt to hinder the discovery, apprehension, conviction or punishment of someone who has committed a crime. (ex: lying to authorities)

6.4) Evidence tampering (felony) - The act of altering, concealing, falsifying, replacing destroying, evidence to interfere with an investigation by private investigators, law enforcement, governmental agency, or regulatory authority.

6.5) Obstruction of Governmental Operations (misdemeanor - ELT) - Intentionally obstructing, impairing, or hindering the performance of the governmental function of a government employee, by using or threatening the use of force, violence, powers, magic, physical interference or obstacles.

6.6) Obstruction of Governmental Technologies (misdemeanor - terrorism) - Intentionally hacking, disrupting, impairing, damaging, hindering the performance, diminishing the quality of any technology owned by the government.

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---Section 7: Possession of Weapons---
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Use of explosives - No citizen is allowed access and/or use of explosive force without a licence. Law enforcement are allowed to carry and use explosive devices if the situation deems it necessary.

Use of Destructive firearms - No citizen is allowed the use of a high tech firearm with projectiles (this includes beams, sound blasts, anything the firearm shoots) with a radius that is larger than 3 ft (1 meter). The area of destruction done by the round, beam, laser, etc can not have a radius larger than 9ft (3 meters).


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Chapter II: Civil Laws
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Most Civil law will come about by statutory law or case law that sets legal precedent. As there is no way to predict what kind of civil cases may arise, the Constitution limits judges ability in the following areas.

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---Section 1: Contracts---
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1.1) Contracts are legally binding documents that require the signature of both parties.

1.2) Contract dispute is a civil matter. Restitution is ample compensation for loss.

1.3) Contracts are entered into in good faith.

1.4) Contracts must be constitutionally sound.

1.5) Government cannot be contracted to be beholden to an entity other than government and the constitution.

1.6) Government that does not pay for goods or services can not be sued for damages or additional compensation. A Supreme Justice can be requested to mediate an acceptable solution making every reasonable effort to reach an amicable agreement between the Government and the contracted party.

1.7) Failure for the civilian sector to honor a government contract is not a civil matter but a crime against authority.

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---Section 2: Intellectual Property---
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2.1) Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

2.2) Exclusive patents and copyrights expire after 5 years.

2.3) Exclusive trademarks never expire, but they may pass into common use if allowed to do so.

2.4) Records of intellectual property are issued and maintained at City Hall.

2.5) Patents are open source except for technologies developed by governmental departments or under government contract.

2.6) Patents will only be issued for original inventions or inventions which make a substantial improvement on existing technologies.

2.7) Copyrights will only be issued for original works or works which make a substantial improvement on existing properties.

2.8)Copyright on Governmental projects remains the copyright of the government and infringement on government copyright is treason.

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---Section 3: Torts---
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Laws allowing citizens to bring suit against other citizens for certain wrongful actions.

3.1) Elements
3.1)(A) Intent - a desire or knowledge to a substantial certainty that something will occur as a result of the act
3.1)(B) An act
3.1)(C) A result - damages, harm, or injury
3.1)(D) Causation - the act is what caused the injury

3.2) Battery - intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact with another or intending to cause another imminent apprehension of such contact and when such contact results

3.3) Assault - intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact with another or intending to cause another imminent apprehension of such contact and when such imminent apprehension results.

3.4) False imprisonment - intending to confine another and when confinement actually results that the confinee is either aware of or damaged by it.

3.5) Intentional infliction of emotional distress - intentionally or recklessly engaging in extreme and outrageous conduct that is highly likely to cause severe emotional distress.

3.6) Trespass to land - wrongfully and intentionally entering, or causing a thing or third person to enter, land owned or occupied by another.

3.7) Trespass to chattel - intending to dispossess the rightful possessor of a chattel (personal property that is moveable, as opposed to land or real estate) or intending to use or intermeddle with the chattel of another and when dispossession of the chattel for a substantial time results, or damage to the chattel results, or physical injury to the rightful possessor results.

3.8) Conversion - intending to exercise dominion and control and when interference with the rightful possessor's control results that is so serious that it requires the actor to pay the full value of the chattel to the rightful possessor.

3.9) Negligence - liability that is based upon a failure to comply with the duty of care of a reasonable person that results in damages. That is, but for the defendant's act or failure to act, the damages to the plaintiff would not have been incurred, and the damages were a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the act or failure to act.

3.10) Product liability - the liability of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers to avoid selling unreasonably dangerous products.

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---Section 4: Defamation---
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Celestial City is built on the principle of freedom; this includes free speech and press, which are only limited by the following.

4.1) A knowingly false statement publicly published with malicious intent to harm the reputation of its subject and causes monetary damage is a civil wrong.

4.2) The penalty imposed is equal to that for criminal wrongs based on the extent of the injury.

4.3) Fabricating evidence for the purpose of bolstering a defamatory statement automatically elevates defamation to a felony offense regardless of the level of damages.

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---Section 5: Property Law---
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5.1) Citizens may request issuance of title or deed from the Government to prove ownership of real property or real estate at their own expense.

5.2) Citizens may freely transfer property to other citizens via sale, gift, or a will.

5.3) Citizens may freely construct leases or rental agreements with other citizens.

5.4) Citizens shall not be deprived of property except as a result of judgment against them for a criminal or civil wrong.

5.5) Government may take private property for public use so long as just compensation is given to the original owner.


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Chapter III: Affirmative Defenses
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The following is a list of defenses one can raise against the accusation of a criminal or civil wrong.

1) Necessity - the accused committed the alleged wrong only to prevent the occurrence of a greater harm.

2) Duress - the accused committed the alleged wrong because they were induced or coerced to do so as a result of violence, threat, mind control, or other pressure.

3) Self defense - the right for persons to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly force.

4) Truth - adverse public statements about legal citizens presented as fact must be proven false to be defamatory. Proving adverse public character statements to be true is a defense against a prosecution for defamation.

5) Public interest - a defendant who violates a law may avoid criminality by establishing that the public interest involved in committing the act outweighs the public interest in not committing it.

6) Insanity Defense - a defendant may be declared legally mentally unfit to stand trial due to the presence of a diagnose psychiatric disorder. Such defendants should be committed to the Asylum for treatment.

7) Defense of property - A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime or in arresting offenders or suspects in order to protect property they own or otherwise have a legal interest in protecting.

8) Assumption of risk - a defense in the law of torts, which bars or reduces a plaintiff's right to recovery against a negligent tortfeasor if the defendant can demonstrate that the plaintiff voluntarily and knowingly assumed the risks at issue inherent to the dangerous activity in which he was participating at the time of his or her injury.

9) Contributory negligence - a defense that asserts that a plaintiff contributed to the harm suffered through their own negligence, limiting a defendant's liability.

10) Consent - a defendant may prove they had implied or express consent from a party to commit the act that lead to the alleged harm against that party.


---Title III----

These following Executive Orders are immediately in effect.

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Executive Orders
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EO 1 - Creation of the CC Bill of Rights

EO 2 - Take over of failing businesses and banks. or those that are in bankruptcy.

EO 3 - There will be flat tax rate of 10% for the time being.

EO 4 - Until a Constitution is finalized, persons of Authority will be given power to pass judgment on criminals when ample evidence is available and there is no reasonable doubt present. They will be allowed to pass sentencing, bypassing the need for trials. Convicted persons will be taken straight to prison but will be allowed to speak with an attorney when able. If they can't afford one, the city will provide one. If the attorney can discover reasonable doubt and present it to a judge who agrees, a trial can commence and the sentencing done by the Authority rectified.

EO 5 - Persons of Authority are as follows and in order of authority:
-Mayor
-Supreme Justice
-Police Chief
-Judges, DAGGER agents
-Police officers, detectives and their commanding officers.
-Guardians

EO 6 - Citizen's arrest is legal, but citizens do not have the power to pass sentencing.

EO 7 - For crimes that slip through a loophole in the law (such as a murder committed in a way no one could possibly anticipated) only a judge, the Police Chief, Supreme Justice or the Mayor can pass sentencing. A law or modification to the law must be made after.

EO 8 - Any crime committed by a sentient machine, entity or being who does not have a normal body with flesh or bones will be tried as any normal living being while also having the same sentencing and penalties. For instances where a penalty will prove ineffective, the Authority passing sentencing may develop a new type of penalty that is effective and sticks to the theme of the penalties "To value a person's life and time."

EO 9 - Any injustice or wrongful act committed that does not have an associated law to protect the people from it can still be punishable by law. In these cases a judge, the police chief, or the Mayor must first agree to warrant of the arrest of the accused for breaking a law that doesn't exist. After the trial, a law must be created for the committed wrongful act.

EO 10 - Any persons with super powers, magic or advanced technology convicted of a crime must have their powers, magic, technology and abilities documented and put into a database that all government officials may have access to.

EO 11 - Police force, DAGGER, Guardians, certified heroes, and other governmental law enforcements are authorized to use force when necessary to complete lawful objectives such as an arrest, entry, serving warrants, detention, controlling a situation, containing a hostile situation. This force can be lethal and include the use of powers, magic or advanced technology.

EO 12 - Law enforcement, DAGGER, Guardians and certified heroes are authorized to use their powers, magic or advance technology to take down a criminal or contain a dangerous situation, even if said powers, magic, or technology may violate the law.

EO 13 - Only the Police Chief, Supreme Justice, and Mayor has the authority to pardon crimes, reduce sentencing, or grant immunity.

EO 14 - Mayor, Police Chief, and Supreme Justice are not held legally responsible for the actions of their subordinates.

EO 15 - Mayor retains unrestricted powers to alter, remove, add new laws and freedoms until a Constitution is created.

EO 16 - Revocation of Dagger, Guardian, and Certified Hero license. A person wishing to serve and protect the city can only do so by joining the CCPD.

EO 17 - Revocation of EO 11 and EO 12 except as they apply to authorized law enforcement and police officers.

EO 18 - Citizen's arrest is only possible for crimes that happen in front of the citizen. Only restraining force may be used in a citizen's arrest. Police must first be called before the citizen attempts arrest.

EO 19 - All outstanding warrants for crimes committed before the establishment of the constitution are automatically pardoned.

EO 20 - The citizen bill of rights and the constitution are ratified and in effect immediately upon a majority vote of the city council.

EO 21 - November 24th is to be a public bank holiday known as Constitution Day.

E0 21 - There are multiple faiths in Celestial City, and it would be wrong to celebrate one faith over the other. As most worlds had solstices and equinoxes, we will celebrate the winter solstice and spring equinox. These festivities will last a week starting the fourth week in December and March respectively. These periods will be known as Spring Dawn and Winterfest.

EO 22 - All income taxes are suspended. Sales taxes on all products and services are now at a flat rate of 20%.

EO 23 - The Bank of Celestial City has been purchased by the city of Celestial City. It will remain a public entity and serve as the financial authority on matters of currency value and currency circulation. It has the authority to manufacture and withdraw currency when instructed to by the Mayor's office.

EO 24 - The Bank Of Celestial city is now authorized to grant loans to enterprising individuals with legitimate business proposals.

EO 25 - The Police Department, Fire Department, Medical Authority are under instruction to immediately start means to become self funding.

EO 26 - As the city has been a place of mass violence and instability from various sources, we must protect our most vulnerable citizens through the creation of the Nursery, an orbital station where children are to live until the age of adulthood, herein being 18. The Nursery will take care of a child's education and well-being until the child reaches adulthood. No children will be permitted in the city until they have reached adulthood. Parents may visit the Nursery, but otherwise, sentient machines will oversee the children's development.

EO 27 - Upon completion of the Nursery, repopulation is imperative to continued survival of the species. The government will heavily subsidize medical costs and costs of living for those females who ensure their species' survival. Subsidies will be standardized across the board based on an average birth rate and number. Hybridization will not receive subsidy. Those who produce offspring with multiple mates will receive bonus in order to encourage gene pool diversity.

E0 28 - The building of a small fleet of space cruisers for orbital defense is an imperative. This fleet is for the purpose of protecting Celestial City form unknown threats lurking in the darkness.

EO 29 - Expeditionary vehicles that are wasteland ready are to be created with the purpose of exploring the lands around our city.

Executive Order 30. In order to further stabilize our economy and remove the potential for fraud, bank accounts belonging to deceased citizens will be frozen upon reported death and routinely scrubbed after 30 days of notification of death. This grace period will allow next of kin to get the affairs in order. All transactions made after reported death date will be investigated by the CCPD and will follow all transactions to an end point. This E.O is effective immediately as of the 20/2/2017.


EO 31: Warden License : This authorizes the creation of a license that officially endorses individuals operating under the joint supervision of the CCPD and the City Council. Anyone may apply for this license. This license is issued by the City Council. EOs 16-18 do not apply to individuals endorsed by this license.

Eligibility:
Warden must be registered with the government issuing agency. These details include the individuals real name, full description of powers and weaknesses. Anything less than full disclosure of abilities and weaknesses is considered fraud and will fully prosecuted.
A costume and code name is required to operate in public. The costume must take reasonable measures to protect the civilian identity of the warden. This is not for the wardens own protection, but a measure to ensure the warden's civilian identity does not lead to reprisal attacks in residential areas.
A warden is still culpable for damages and must insured against costs by a city approved insurance agency.
A warden -must- uphold law including including delivery of culprit to the ccpd custody with a charge sheet.
A warden -must- follow the use of force continuum.
A warden -must- protect city property.
Impersonation of warden ((costumed hero)) Is a criminal offense on par with impersonation of police officer.
Wardens cannot operate in their civilian guise nor may they reveal their warden identity.
Wardens may work collaboratively. A ratio of 3 wardens per criminal, is the maximum amount of team work allowed under law. Often criminals use diversionary tactics to draw forces away from their true target. If all the wardens turn up to tackle one criminal, the city is vulnerable to attacks elsewhere. Wardens who consistently fail to adhere to this ruling will have their license revoked.


E0 32 Civilians who are not wardens , protectorate or CCPD will no longer be allowed to use exotic technologies or meta powers except in defense of their -immediate- property or selves. A citizen can no longer claim they are protecting assets that aren't being directly threatened. Example a electrical conduit or water main belonging to a company must be the target of the attack in order for the company to actively protect it, Companies still have the right to claim compensation from individuals who's physical actions damage their property.


EO 33 - Institution of a draft. In light of the critical and imminent danger to all life within the city, all able bodied citizens are required to enlist the CCPD or register as a warden or the protectorate until such time as the threat has been eliminated, unless they can show a clear and compelling reason why they should be excluded from said requirement.

EO 34 - Due to the absence of the police chief and the failure of the police department to adequately protect city hall, effective immediately is the formation of "The Protectorate" A special task force answerable to city hall only. The mayor representing the highest level of command. The protectorate is chiefly tasked with watch-dogging wardens and eliminating exotic and meta threats. They are underwritten and insured by city hall itself. They are answerable only to the highest authority. The protectorate will have access to CCPD weaponry as well as protectorate specific equipment.

EO 35 - The civic buildings of city hall, CCPD and Courthouse are to be combined into a one stop shop. It will house all branches of judiciary, law enforcement and government.

EO 36 - The CCPD Sentry program is now in development. Automated Sentry platforms will be crisis units deployed in times of unrest or low policing presence.

EO 37 - Position of the executor created. The Executor is a representative of the will of the Mayor. Hand picked to investigate threats foreign and domestic. As such it is not immune from the law it is automatically pardoned from any charges that may be leveled against it. The Executors identity is secret and may be anyone. Though of course it will be able to identify itself to authorities via Mayoral authentication. ((side note executor as in executive not executioner as in execution, Pardoning crimes is a right allowed in the constitution of celestial city. The Executor is not required to act in a dutiful capacity to intervine in crimes in progress nor does it require a warden licence))




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these laws are current as 23rd April 2017

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Re: Celestial City Laws

Post by Montyjack » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:32 am

Wow Blue, you've been busy. Nice job.
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Re: Celestial City Laws

Post by Mr. Strong » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:39 am

To be accurate, a lot of this is based off of stuff that Angellina came up with as Mayor Weaver. Blue did a ton of work, though, on expanding, explaining, and organizing it.

There's a lot here, so Police Characters should take some time to go over it, and maybe also keep it up in a separate window while RPing as police. This would be similar to how a RL LEO would have a pocket manual handy so he or she can provide the statutes when arresting for offenses.

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Re: Celestial City Laws

Post by Montyjack » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:46 am

Good point and good advice
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