[LMB] Is Barr a rapist? or I'm misunderstanding beguilement?

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 19:39:10 BST 2019

The thing is, the only way we can study criminals is by looking at the ones
who are caught---who are, most likely, the bottom of the barrel, on the
average.  I once did, for my own amusement, a list of rules I would follow
if I were to take up a life of crime, and IMNSHO following those rules
would greatly reduce the chance of getting caught (time and chance happen
to us all).

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Aug 2019 09:25:16 -0400, "Walter Stuart Bushell"
> <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 03:06:37AM +0000, M. Haller Yamada wrote:
> >>>     On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 11:08:34 AM GMT+9, Damien Sullivan
> >>> <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> The chance of getting caught seems to deter people from crimes more
> >But I think for the average
> >> person, most felony penalties collapse into "my life is fucked"; in some
> >> sense 5 years in prison is better than life in prison but it's not a
> >> tradeoff I'd want to be making.
> >
> >But a least in America, that is a choice many people are forced to make.
> >Going to trial is very costly if you are convicted and many are convicted,
> >often by prosecutors misconduct. judges allowing perjured testimony,
> >testilying and so forth. Hence a deep curse may you be prosecuted for a
> >capital crime and may you be innocent.
> It's sadly not much better here: I'm currently reading "The Secret
> Barrister", an excoriating critique of the UK legal system from the
> inside.
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