Monday, March 25, 2013

Concord : Special Victims Unit

As all of the people for this years CSM are putting out their ideas this has sparked some good discussions inside of GetCo. This is one of those blogs.

Suicide gankers - I hate them! But they are a play style that some people in Eve seem to enjoy. All I can see in my mind is the equivalent of today's suicide bombers that everyone hates and wonder how anyone could even want to resemble that!

Anyways! Since it is allowable in game and even with the threat of Concord killing them this doesn’t stop them from doing it. So we need consequences if they do it.
Que the music: DUM DUM

Concord : Special Victims Unit
The Concord: Special Victims Squad investigates Crime watch crimes. It is housed in separate Regional Patrols (i.e. The Forge, Sinq Laison, etc).

The Special Victims Squad only investigates the following types of cases:
  • Any pilot who is the victim of any gank crime or attempted gank crime
  • Any victim of Crime watch Act (all degrees) or Attempted Crime watch Act (all degrees)
  • Victims of Aggravated Ganking (all degrees) in High Sec
  • Victims of Hulkageddon Abuse 1st Degree in High Sec
The Special Victims Squad does not investigate any Scam, theft or corporate theft cases.
If there is a crime against an Mining Barge/Exhumer class ship, a Special Victims Squad may assist in the investigation.

With the new unit formed, new and creative penalties will be brought into play.
For example, those found guilty of Hulkageddon Abuse 1st Degree will have:
  • Permanently flagged as a Registered Miner Offender and as such, a SUSPECT flag will be applied.
  • A fine will be issued in increments based on convictions of crime.
    • 1st offense = 50mill
    • 2nd offense = 100mill
    • 3rd offense = 500mill
    • additional offenses will incur a 100mill fine
      Example 4th offense will be 200mill 
    • This penalty applies to all ship classes belonging to the pilot for the duration.
Example Guilty of Aggravated Ganking in the 1st Degree will have:
  • Felon flag will be applied to
  • A fine will be issued in increments based on convictions of crime,
  • applied to online time only, so not logging in will NOT count towards the penalty time.
  • 1st offense = 50mill, Criminal flag for 24 hours
  • 2nd offense = 100mill, Criminal flag for 1 week
  • On the 3rd offense, will be classified as a Habitual Ganker
  • Crime watch Criminal flag will be applied to offender permanently.
  • Character will be flagged as non-transferable.
  • If the pilot is a member of a player based corporation, the corporation will be notified of sanctions.
  • Taxes doubled.
Other options:
  • Pilot could be deported to the nearest Low Sec and not allowed back in Empire
  • Should there be a biomass penalty or prevention?
The Concord Supreme courts will create a Victim Reparations Fund.
Victims of violence and their families must deal with the financial aftermath of crime.

The Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families when they have no other means of paying for the financial cost of crime.

The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Concord Commission on Law Enforcement

The money in the fund comes from people who break the law.

Who May Qualify
  • An innocent victim of a violent crime who suffers property loss.
  • A person who legally assumes the obligations or voluntarily pays certain expenses related to the crime on behalf of the victim.
Who is Not Eligible
  •  A victim whose own behavior contributed to the crime (in those cases, benefits may be reduced or denied).
  • A victim or claimant who was engaged in illegal activity at the time of crime.
  • An offender or an accomplice of the offender.
  • A victim who has/had a felony conviction(s).
  • A victim was serving a sentence or on probation.
  • Anyone who was incarcerated in a penal institution when the crime occurred. ..
What Crimes Are Covered

Crimes that involve the use of force or the threat of the use of force and result in death or catastrophic property loss.
What Expenses are Eligible
  • Reimbursement for property damage or loss is an eligible expenses.
  • Approved claims may be awarded compensation for the following only if they are related to the crime:
  • Reasonable medical clone expenses
  • Loss of earnings or support
  • Reasonable replacement costs for item or items taken as evidence or made unusable as a result of the criminal investigation.
What Expenses are Not Eligible
  • Expenses which may not be reimbursed for any reason include:
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Repair 
Limits on Awards
  • Total recovery may not exceed 100% of the amount property loss.
  • If, as a part of a criminal sentence, the court orders an offender to make restitution to the victim for an expense of replacement property, it shall not exceed 100% of the total loss + fines.
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