Actual law changes
These are changes to the laws themselves. These might be more opinionated but I still feel as if some of them are quite obvious changes.
1. Change the unsecure equipment. Mention it has to be confiscated and the owner warned. But make sure to describe what confiscation entails.
2. Change the theft description. Currently it is: To retain possession of items belonging to another marine. I would change the item intoBecause it can still be theft if it is not an item. (Jonesy, corpses and powerloaders can be stolen aswell.) And I would change the marine part as well civilians or the usmc can also be stolen from. That would make the law something along the lines of. To retain possession of possession belonging to another entity.
3. Drug use. Add everything listed under drug distribution/combat stimulants. Specificly those under drug distribution as drug distribution does not pertain to using those and combat stimulants could be applied to use them.
4. Make it clear that not following proper procedure is neglect of duty. (If it is not covered by another law already.) This is something people always seem to disagree with but not following proper procedure for your job is neglect of duty.
5. I would combine manslaughter and murder. The only difference is malicious intent and this is almost not possible to prove or dissaprove.
2. Reworded to be more clear.
3. Adjusted/reworded a bit
5. Adjusted to make it more clear. Manslaughter is supposed to be used if someone accidentally kills someone (For example, accidentally killing them in combat, or in a fight). Murder is if the intent to kill was there. Up to MPs to determine if they want to lower the charge.
These might be way more opinionated and perhaps a bit because of what I have seen as mp.
1. Add a procedure for confiscation. I will give an example below.
2. To make appeals more viable I would suggest adding making step one of the brig procedure: Inform the prisoner of the charge and the punishment/time given per charge and set the timer. Once the timer has been said you cannot increase the time without adding new charges.
3. I would also add a step 9 here. If a prisoner has been ssd since their arrest until the end of their sentence redress them and cryo them with their items.
4. Just a bit of flavor but on the actual appeals section at the prisoner rights the right to appeal in a timely manner I would add. If the cmp was the arresting officer the acting commander can/should try to be present for the appeal. Just to make the appeal appear to be more fair if you have to appeal against the arresting officer.
5. In the actual appeal section I would add If they are not guilty of a charge it should be retracted from their timer. This seems obvious but still people /forget/ it.
6. In the mutinies section I would prefer it if you would add. Lethal force against a mutiny can only be used with permission from the commander and/or the cmp. Mp's should prefer non lethals and not give the other side an excuse to use lethals. They have the strongest non lethals and should not be doing that imo.
7. Improper uniforms lists that mp's should not be wearing riot armor except for riot situations. I have always assumed aliens boarding is ok aswell. But that is technicly not a riot. I would clarrify that.
1. See Below
2. Added some adjustments
4. Adjusted a bit
7. Adjusted to clarify "code Red" instead of emergency.
1. Secure the item
(1.1 If it is a gun activate the safety.)
2. If the original owner of the item is known inform them of the confiscation.
3. Take the item to the evidence room as soon as possible.
4. Process the item.
5. If reasonable and not contraband return the item upon request.
6. Confiscated items should not be used or returned to anyone but the original owner without the cmp/commander's permission this includes by mp's.
(If you confiscate a flamer an mp should not be using it nor should it be handed to anyone but the squad leader who owns it.)
Eventually, there will be a "Procedural Handbook" that will cover a number of procedures, this will probably go in there.