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Review of chapter "Mithras Chronicles Chapter 1" from demonichellfire
Review:
Any plans for Ash Williams. Evil Dead.
Comments from author:
Doubtful. I'm a fan of Bruce Campbell but not Sam Rami.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [demonichellfire] • Date [13 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.2" from wonderbee
Review:
Oh dear, and while they are still working as a team, it looks like Xander is getting a right amount of pressure on top of him there, and will not want to be around m when it finally gets to be more than enough.
Comments from author:
He's over-dosing on the old adrenalin for sure.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [12 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Governmental Response" from Difdi
Review:
> "What concerns me is the A-Team Industries’ legal department,” Chegwidden suddenly
> spoke up. “It has some of the finest legal minds in the nation, if we go after the Brotherhood
> units, we better be damn sure we have solid legal grounds because otherwise they’d tie us
> up in the courts for years.”

While it's illegal for private citizens to build their own private militias within the boundaries of the United States, there is also the fact that every male citizen between the ages of 17 and 45 who is not a convicted felon or certified mentally incompetent or physically disabled such that they cannot hold and fire a rifle is a member of the United States Militia. Originally, women were only militia members if enlisted in the National Guard, but given how it's illegal to discriminate against someone to deny them rights on the basis of gender, women are also militia members now. Yup, that's right -- equality means you too can be drafted.

That places the Brotherhood in a legal gray area. Whether they are an illegal organization or a perfectly legal militia group is determined by one factor. If the US government declares an emergency, calls up the militia in general and the Brotherhood in particular, will the Brotherhood do their duty as citizens? If yes, then they are legal. If no, then they are not legal. Raising an armed body of troops and making war upon the United States (and resisting arrest with the intensity the Brotherhood is capable of qualifies as armed rebellion) is treason. Refusing to answer a militia call-up is a misdemeanor in every state. Refusal to muster will result in a Sheriff's Deputy showing up to greet you with handcuffs. Conveniently there will be a judge at the muster site to administer oaths, who is also perfectly capable of issuing bench warrants. Once at the muster site in handcuffs, the judge will ask the citizen whether he refuses to do his duty, and whether he falls into any of the legal exemptions. If the citizen is not exempt and refuses to serve, that citizen will be charged with treason in 95% of all US states. And there is a convenient judge, probably enough people for a jury right there. The citizen will be tried on the spot, with all members of the court including the jury having witnessed the crime. A conviction is typically very swift, and there is only one remedy for a conviction of treason during time of war or great emergency. Judge's choice of hanging or firing squad, within the hour.

The quartet could sidestep a treason charge by renouncing their US citizenship, but then they could be deported as illegal immigrants or denied entry into the US. This option is worse for a standard Brotherhood team, since it would remove them permanently from any patrol area within the US.

On the other side of things, it should be noted that under the laws of the United States, private citizens generally have greater freedom to take violent action in defense of themselves or others than government officials do. Government officials include everyone, from the local dog catcher to the President of the United States. Put simply, if a President can do something lawfully, such as a drone strike in lieu of an arrest and prosecution, then so could any citizen.

There are two federal laws that govern such things. Title 18, Chapter 13, Sections 241 & 242 of the U.S. Code make it a crime for anyone, acting under color of law and/or official authority to violate the constitutional or civil rights of any person.

Section 242 covers individual acts ranging from an oral order to stop exercising rights "or else" up through use of or threat of a dangerous weapon to deny rights, to a death occurring. Depending on the level of the offense, the punishment could be a year in prison, ten years in prison or life without parole...or even execution. It's worth noting that Section 242 acts much like a constitutional amendment in preserving rights, by prohibiting action by officials rather than granting any right to individuals. As such, a US government official cannot lawfully undertake action outside the boundaries of the US that they could not undertake within the US, but could give orders for someone else outside the US to do it (Obama ordering a drone strike on suspected criminals, for example, would only implicate Obama in a criminal act).

Section 241 is the conspiracy version of 242. While 241 starts off one step more severe in punishments than 242 does, 241 only applies within the national and territorial boundaries of the US. Section 241 makes any two people conspiring to deprive someone of constitutional rights under color of law a felony anywhere within US jurisdiction. If anyone dies or suffers aggravated sexual abuse as a result of the conspiracy (including due to felony murder laws, a member of the conspiracy being shot in self-defense by a victim of the conspiracy) the offense jumps to a capital crime.

If the Brotherhood is a legal militia, then bombing them or sending in tactical teams to take them out would make everyone from the highest official giving the orders to the lowliest grunt carrying them out guilty of a federal crime punishable by life in prison without possibility of parole or even execution by firing squad, since such an act would count as making war on US militia, which would be treason on top of a Section 241 violation.

It is worth noting that the Bill of Rights amendments to the constitution do not grant anyone any rights whatsoever. Instead, they protect rights by absolutely prohibiting the government from ever taking certain actions. As such, since the constitution never specifies that you have to be human to be a citizen or even be human to have rights, Sections 241 & 242 are relevant even to demon hunters and the more peaceful demons.
Comments from author:
Heh. You clearly gave the matter a great deal more thought than I.

Thanks for the review. It was an interesting read.
Review By [Difdi] • Date [7 Feb 14] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Governmental Response" from OlBear
Review:
Excellent chapter! I wonder who the government will send to Xander and Co as their representative?
Comments from author:
Probably some ambassador.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [OlBear] • Date [6 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Governmental Response" from Bobboky
Review:
awesome work
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [6 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.2" from Eureka
Review:
Not much to say, we KNOW that things have got to get better between Xander and Faith or things can go FUBAR real quick and real bad. Specially since Buffy and Co. did the Slayer spell and knows that Xander and group are around still fighting the good fight. I don't think that the way that you have written Buffy that she will be able to contain herself to not go after Xander and group.
Comments from author:
I think Buffy's arrogant and would demand control if she
and Xander ever met in a situation, but I'm not entirely
sure she would actively chase them down.

But yeah, poor X and F.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Eureka] • Date [31 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "0.2" from wonderbee
Review:
Neat section, the gang get to go on a vacation, and things still go to pot. Also, nice to see that things haven't instantly gotten better, but worried that if it stays this course, someone will try to exploit the crack here, or that Faith or Xan will end up drifting away from each other long term.
Comments from author:
Given their hectic lives, the future is always going to be a problem.

Go to pot. That's a nice English expression. :D

Thanks for the review.
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [30 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from banditdoz
Review:
Lol loved the nutjob deadpool and so sad about Xan and faith :( Ken did amazing though great chapter ;D
Comments from author:
Can't make things too easy for X\F.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [banditdoz] • Date [29 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "0.2" from wonderbee
Review:
Yeah, there's no sitch that Deadpool cannot throw a wrench into and make it somehow worse at times lol, even as he then makes it better somewhat, and enjoyed his shenanigans as always, he's the merc with the mouth.
Comments from author:
Deadpool is a pillock to say the least. But can be an entertaining one!

Thanks for the review.
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [26 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from wonderbee
Review:
Dang, and just as the pair gets a chance, and then this has to go down. I do hope that Faith and Xander will be able to get past this sooner than later, and if not, then whom might be waiting in the wings to take advantage of this new problem? That and awesome to see Hawk being Hawk, now if there were only some Borg around for him to whale on lol.
Comments from author:
Yep, Xander and Faith seem destined to run into problems.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [26 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from demonichellfire
Review:
Did Mithras know Methos?
Comments from author:
No. Mithras pre-dates Methos
by 100s of thousands of years.
Heck, he pre-dates Kull & Conan.

Which isn't to say Xander might not
meet him before the end of the Chronicles.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [demonichellfire] • Date [26 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.2" from demonichellfire
Review:
Great deadpool humor
Comments from author:
Thanks, I find him hard to write.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [demonichellfire] • Date [26 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from demonichellfire
Review:
Use the Deadpool/Buffy pairing one sided of course
Comments from author:
Lol.

Not sure who would be worse off in that pairing.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [demonichellfire] • Date [26 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from Bobboky
Review:
Very very good
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [24 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "0.3" from Eureka
Review:
Wellp, the pooch has been screwed. With Faith's background there is no way she is going to be able to get over this..not for a long time.
Comments from author:
Faith is going to struggle for sure.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Eureka] • Date [23 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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