Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

November 16, 2013

Crime Pays!

A  Nurse Shark in  Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Picture credit:  NOAA  Dr. Mathew Gilligan

Sometimes the bad guys do get caught, but really, what good does it do?
Is fining them really going to stop their illicit behavior or shut them down?
This man in California has been dealing with Floridians, to sell poached Sharks on, wait for it, my very favorite online place to look for stolen things, Craigslist!
Remember back in September, after we were robbed at the Drury Hotel, several of the Indianapolis authorities that we talked to, suggested that we go to look for our stolen things there?
How do the people who run this website manage to stay out of jail?
The numbers of criminals who use it now is insane.
You can find everything and anything there, that you really never would want to know about.
And has eBay now also become a just as popular place for dumping the loot of thieves?
Yes, this wildlife criminal was caught and yes it will cost him, but, really home confinement?
Unless they took away his computer, this guy can continue to operate and get rich from his dirty little wildlife poaching business from his laptop!
How on Earth can we ever hope to put a serious dent in wildlife crime, with these kinds of meaningless penalties?
This man, like the one who robbed us in Indiana, will, no thanks to our inept justice system, continue to steal.
The ridiculous story is below, be prepared to lose it, I did!
Oh well, thankfully tomorrow is "Good News"  Sunday.
I will now go and find something to make all of us smile again.

Man Sentenced For Peddling Florida Sharks Online

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