Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-XXXX is already extant in every known code of jurisprudence, containment is limited to management of press coverage, lobbying and other forms of pressure on political actors, and appropriate legal action in cases likely to create new precedent. Following the incident in ███████/████████████, every effort is to be made to ensure that SCP-XXXX remains in effect in its entirety. In the event that Foundation needs would be better met by a suspension of SCP-XXXX in any locality, the pursuit of "paper bag" policies aimed at limiting enforcement are preferable; under no circumstances are attempts to be made at repeal or nullification of SCP-XXXX without O5 authorization. Mobile Task Force Nu-7 (aka "Legal Eagles") are tasked with monitoring instances of SCP-XXXX.
Description: SCP-XXXX is an ordinance, regulation, tribal code, convention, statute, rule, agreement, contract, edict or law (depending on iteration) that mandates sentencing guidelines for the crimes of ███████, ████, ██████, and ████, as well as █████████ if it is not a first offense. (Since ██/██/██, SCP-XXXX also proscribes ████████ ████ █████ ██████ ████, and institutes similar penalties for its perpetration; see Document XXXX-0121.) Its original version was signed into law in the United States on ██/██/██, following standard lobbying efforts in cooperation with the National Correctional Employees Union. No anomalous properties were detected until a week later, when Foundation assets in ████████ reported protest marches aimed against an almost identically-worded act. Subsequent investigation determined that the law had spread to over ██ countries in the time since the original's passage; a cursory legal review by Foundation attorneys confirmed the law to be unconstitutional under ████████'s civil code, and a task force was formed to identify the source of the legislation and to track the passage of similar laws worldwide. Within a month the law was in force globally, both in recognized national bodies and in subsidiary and non-governmental justice systems.
With the exception of the original version, every instance of SCP-XXXX appears to have been implemented spontaneously, either by an impromptu legislative vote, a governmental declaration, an unscheduled popular referendum, or by a number of other legally appropriate means. Interviews with contributing politicians, inasmuch as they have been possible, reveal a variety of justifications for supporting the measure, ranging from sincere belief in "Tough on Crime" policies to begrudging assent at the behest of major party figures or popular polling. No corroboration could be found for claims of the latter variety, though numbers and officials cited by afflicted politicians in the same locality are uniform. (See Document XXXX-0053.) In all instances where SCP-XXXX was implemented following a popular vote, exit polling revealed support in over 75% of those voting. Localities where public resistance to the measure remains intense reported significant anomalies in voter turnout and several allegations of ballot fraud. A full analysis of polling data broken down by demographic is available in Document XXXX-0078. A full analysis of vote distribution for instances of SCP-XXXX passed legislatively, as well as financial, physiological and psychological analyses of legislators voting for and against, is available in [REDACTED].
Though its transmission appears to be mimetic in natureThough the mechanism of its transmission is only partially understood, SCP-XXXX's purview seems limited to the establishment of the relevant law and its force in legal proceedings; apart from its apparent capacity to alter voting patterns, it does not appear to impact the ability or desire of individuals to commit the enumerated crimes, or the ability or desire of law enforcement officials to apprehend perpetrators thereof. No consistently measurable change in crime rates has been detected, and all typical means of eluding capture or preventing a successful conviction have proven effective. MTF Nu-7 have reported plea bargaining to lesser offenses to be sufficient for preventing SCP-XXXX from triggering. The ████████ ████ █████ ██████ ████ portion of the statute remains effectively inert; almost all known jurisdictions ignore it as a matter of course, comparable to many "blue laws" in the United States and Canada. In the solitary instance it was brought to court in █████ it was swiftly dismissed for lack of evidence. (See Document XXXX-0121).
Addendum ██/██/██: All personnel assigned to Site ███ are forbidden from bringing reading material not immediately related to their tasks on-site, are forbidden from removing any paperwork or otherwise transmitting any written materials off-site, and are to keep their reports and all other written correspondence succinct, professional, precise and non-speculative. All administrative work pertaining to SCP-███ is to be performed at a separate facility at least 100 miles from any active containment site. SCP-███ upgraded to Keter class; containment procedures are to be updated accordingly.
Addendum ██/██/██: Based on its distinctive nature, and particularly with an eye to the means of its creation, I am requesting SCP-███-1 be given a separate designation. — Dr. █████
Addendum ██/██/██: I am requesting an epidemiologist be assigned to my staff. — Dr. █████
Addendum ██/██/██: Site ███ is hereafter classified as a 5-Scale Biohazard Site; containment procedures are to be updated accordingly.
Addendum ██/██/██: I am requesting a be assigned to my staff. — Dr. █████