BOND THE ENFORCEMENT AGENTS J. P. Thompson United States Commissioner and Deputy Clerk, United
States District Court, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Changes in the LawAS deputy clerk and United States commissioner since March 28, 1927, I have had the opportunity to observe almost every kind of violation of the law. I have
given the matter a great deal of thought. I realize that it
is a problem that the brightest and best minds of the
country are divided on, but it is a law made by the people
of this great nation and should be enforced regardless of
any one's private opinion.I myself did not help to make this law, but as long as it
is a law, as a citizen and an officer of the government I shall
endeavor to do my part to make it a success. My record as
an officer will back this statement.Make the purchaser of illicit spirituous liquors for his
or her use equally as guilty of the violation of the National
Prohibition Act as the seller or manufacturer of spirituous
liquors.A defendant, upon conviction, should be required to give
the name of the person from whom the purchase was made,
as well as the time and place of sale, and upon refusal to
give the information should be held guilty of contempt of
|1. ||Transfer from the Treasury Department to the Department of Justice the enforcement of the National Prohibition Act.|
|2. ||Make the district attorneys of the district courts of the United States for each court district the directors of enforcement for their respective districts.|
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Book title: Law Observance:Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?.
Contributors: W. Durant C. - Editor.
Publisher: Durant Award Office.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1929.
Page number: 496.
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