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6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaughter

Postby Bioshock on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:16 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20025626

I'm not even joking.... Each sentenced to 6 years in Prison for the Manslaughter of civilians due to Earthquake.

All have been barred from ever holding Public Office again as well and have to pay all court costs. Are we in the 12th century again or what?
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Geezer on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:20 pm

Bioshock wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20025626

I'm not even joking.... Each sentenced to 6 years in Prison for the Manslaughter of civilians due to Earthquake.

All have been barred from ever holding Public Office again as well and have to pay all court costs. Are we in the 12th century again or what?

In the 12th century they might have been burned at the stake. They should thank their lucky stars that they live in a more enlightened time.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby IrishEyes on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:22 pm

"Anyone can sue for anything." A quote from one of our HR consultants. How freaking true is it? That's insane. I hope the appeals process works out.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:23 pm

Italy.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Shyster on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:36 pm

In 483 B.C., Xerxes I of Persia ordered the Dardanelles strait (the water itself) to be flogged when a storm dared to blow away the pontoon bridge he was building so that his army could invade Greece. Considering that storm merely caused some property damage while the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake killed at least 308 people, I think the ground in Italy is deserving of much more than a flogging. I suggest the ground under the city of L’Aquila be sentenced to death and shot by firing squad. That’ll show it.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:05 pm

OMG
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:11 pm

Wow....I heard about this case months ago and laughed it off
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 pm

IrishEyes wrote:"Anyone can sue for anything." A quote from one of our HR consultants. How freaking true is it? That's insane. I hope the appeals process works out.

LOL this wasn't a lawsuit. This was criminal law.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby npv708 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Italy requires someone to take blame/charges for all non-natural (read health-related) deaths in the country. It was talked about a lot during the Costa Concordia crash.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby IrishEyes on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:50 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:
IrishEyes wrote:"Anyone can sue for anything." A quote from one of our HR consultants. How freaking true is it? That's insane. I hope the appeals process works out.

LOL this wasn't a lawsuit. This was criminal law.


Good point. :face:

I'm gonna go back to my corner now
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:17 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
IrishEyes wrote:"Anyone can sue for anything." A quote from one of our HR consultants. How freaking true is it? That's insane. I hope the appeals process works out.

LOL this wasn't a lawsuit. This was criminal law.


Good point. :face:

I'm gonna go back to my corner now

No. I'm not poking fun at your point, I'm suggesting this story is even more egregious than you suggested! :thumb:
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Godric on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:37 pm

lol. its **** beautiful over there... but man is that government **** up from top to bottom
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:54 pm

Just wait til Berlusconi makes his comeback.

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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:16 pm

I've posted before, but it bears repeating; there's a quirk of Italian law that when a person is found to have died from unnatural causes (like, say, a house falling on top of you) the local magistrate must fix blame for that act on a person. They are bound by law to name a culprit. It first came to the fore in the death of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, who died from injuries suffered in a crash at the Imola circuit (altho he actually wasn't pronounced dead until he was airlifted to the hospital in Bologna), and criminal charges were brought against the chief engineer who designed the car, the two principals behind the team, and three other team members who carried out modifications to the steering column of Senna's car. (The failure of this steering column was deemed to have caused the accident.... which is not a scientifically supportable assertion.) All six were acquitted in 1997.

However, Chief Designer - Adrian Newey - and one of the principals - Technical Director and team co-owner Patrick Head - ultimately stood trial two additional times for their role in Senna's death. Head was ultimately deemed guilty in the third go-round, but his sentence was applied retroactively to the date of Senna's crash (May 1, 1994) and by the time of the verdict the statute of limitations had expired, so no jail time was ever served. As far as I know, the case was appealed and the guilty verdict was ultimately overturned.

It was a completely ridiculous situation for a motor racing team to find themselves in.
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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:28 pm

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Re: 6 Italian Scientists found guilty of Earthquake Manslaug

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:05 pm

You Know, Earthquake Manslaughter sounds like an awesome name for a band.
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