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Where was it said that plea bargains don't exist in the Federation? Even in the same paragraph it states that Richard Bashir made a deal to allow his son to stay in Starfleet. 31dot 20:41, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
- From "Emissary":
- That's where people get the idea that the Federation did not allow plea bargains (and it equally implies that the Bajoran Provisional Government doesn't). It's not really a definitive statement, but I guess they don't consider the events surrounding Richard Bashir's guilty plea to be a "plea bargain" (perhaps it wasn't official or they were going to let Julian stay anyway). Starfleet is pretty hypocritical sometimes.--Tim Thomason 21:54, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
I had taken that statement to mean that Sisko was speaking specifically about Ferengi and was being sarcastic at the same time. I agree it's not definitive. 31dot 22:28, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
- Any update on this? It seems nondefinitive enough that we should probably remove the line. -Mdettweiler 21:18, December 5, 2009 (UTC)