Observation: 14-day Detention For Participation In Violent Rioting
Dr. Aaron Lerner 15 May 2021
A law providing for a 14 day for anyone who has been documented participating in violent rioting would be a game changer.
The law would prescribe an expedited procedure that utilizes technological means to facilitate that the 14 day detention be remotely approved by judges as soon as the participants are held by the police, so that they can be brought straight from the riot site to a detention facility in the Negev.
To discourage mistakes, the law would stipulate compensation in the amount of NIS 1,000 per day of detention to anyone mistakenly sent to detention.
In the case of violent rioting during a demonstration with a permit, only those who are documented as actually engaged in violence would be sent to detention, while in other events the very presence at the incident would be sufficient grounds for detention.
The 14 days would allow for the scene to calm down while also giving the police enough time to formulate indictments depending on the circumstances.
The law would clearly specify what constitutes violent rioting such that the discretion of the judges is kept to an absolute minimum.
It should be noted that the 14-day detention would not constitute a criminal record and thus not impact the future prospects of a detainee.
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