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Fishermen Issue Bill of Rights

RIVERHEAD: The Fishermen of the State of New York have gathered together, creating their own Bill of Rights designed to protect them from laws that treat them as “less than ordinary citizens.” According to the fishermen, the government of the State of New York and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have been allowed to treat fishermen as lesser citizens. On July 3, they banded together to put a stop to this. The Fishermen’s Bill of Rights protects the fishermen from a variety of injustices, such as being searched without probable cause, deprived of their property without due process or just compensation, denied equal protection of New York laws and being subject to excessive penalties without judicial review.

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