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Comment Re:Legal? (Score 1) 258

If a police official cut off a lock and got sprayed by that, I wouldn't be surprised to see a DA pressing booby-trap charges, as well as civil charges being files.

Why the heck would a police officer be cutting your bike lock unless you are illegally parked? And if you are illegally parked, then yeah, that would be on you. So don't park illegally.

If a kid is around and sprayed, that would be injury to a child,

An "injury" to a child who is stealing a bike! I doubt they'd find a jury who'd convict on those grounds!

Comment Re:Legal? (Score 1) 258

Is it even legal to use this in any developed country? Any sort of problem (a delay in the mechanism, failure or bystanders) and you got a terrorism charge.

I don't see why it would be illegal. If you don't want to get sprayed, don't steal bikes! And I don't see what you mean by "delay in the mechanism". It's a compressed gas that is released when you cut into the lock. There's really no mechanism involved here. And if bystanders are standing by watching while someone attempts to steal a bike, they deserve to get sprayed. And where exactly does terrorism come into this?

Comment He's also charged with money laundering. (Score 2) 78

Although I personally don't think the "crime" of money laundering should even exist, it does exist and it is a criminal matter. Even if secondary copyright infringement is a purely civil and not a criminal matter, he is also charged with money laundering and could be extradited on those grounds.

Comment Re:Fucking Yanks, world police. (Score 4, Informative) 209

C'mon Musk, get that Mars train running so all you fuckwit Yanks can fuck off and leave the rest of us alone.

Although I agree that generally the U.S. does tend to throw its weight around a little too much over the world, this case isn't a good example. The accused here was trading on U.S. markets. He may have been physically located in the U.K. at the time, but his actions took place in the U.S. It is fully appropriate that he stand trial in the U.S.

Comment Re:Bases were actually in Denmark (Score 2) 208

...the most damning part of this research was that it took place without Greenlands consent....

As the article points out, Greenland wasn't independent at the time; it was a possession of Denmark; and the bases were done with Denmark's knowledge and cooperation.

Exactly. When a country achieves independence from another, or acquires territory in other ways, it is generally accepted that they get the land AS IS. If there are any hidden surprises, it's now ultimately Greenland's responsibility. It's no different than if you buy a house and discover after the fact that there are toxic chemicals buried in the back yard that require costly cleanup. It is the responsibility of the current house's owner, not the previous owners of the property, to clean up the mess. That's partly why it is important to have thorough home inspections before buying a house.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction? (Score 1) 99

Local mall. Local police. Why is the FBI in on this gig?

Yeah for sure they shouldn't get another bite at the [encryption debate] Apple... but why are they even involved and why won't someone say "Hey they have no standing here. This was a simple case of a stabbing and a shooting and it's all local and the FBI has NO JURISmyDICTION here!!!" ?


ISIS claimed responsibility. They are an international terrorist organization. That automatically makes it federal jurisdiction.

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