Letter: Too much power to regulate fishing
When the state Department of Environmental Conservation enforces fisheries laws, sells confiscated fish and keeps the proceeds, there is something wrong ["DEC violates rights when taking fish, suit claims," News, March 19.]
The DEC is the judge, jury and executioner. It seems there is no due process. Is this agency above the law? New York should have, at a minimum, an arbiter, ombudsman or advocate to review and supervise every enforcement action.
Leon Giandon, West Babylon