When regulators get like this people lose respect for the regulators. Indeed people come to see the regulators as out and out enemies, which in many cases they are.
This is a man, I don’t care how ornery and defiant, who probably should never have seen a court, never mind a prison. And he’s been held in solitary confinement (as in he has spent time in solitary) since going to prison? (Prison prison.) That is nuts.
(From The Free Range Report)
The EPA alleged Robertson allowed dirt from the ponds to enter a tributary of nearby Cataract Creek.
The federal agency subsequently charged and convicted Robertson of three counts of destruction and degradation of publicly owned property. He was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison.
The merits of the conviction are troubling to family and friends but right now, their first concern is Robertson’s health.
“He is in Colorado being abused and neglected. He’s being denied visitors. He’s isolated. They put in solitary, (confinement) for a week,” Szymanski said.