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May 5, 2008

"Risking A Catastrophe"

Earlier I had mentioned to news reports of this guy who had crashed and then returned to walk along the highway naked with his guts hanging out, and now I'm linking to what would have been a dull, routine report of the charges against him because one of the charges is "risking a catastrophe." I am not familiar with the enlightened laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but that one sounds like it's either a leftover from the 18th century, or a new concoction dreamt up by someone at Homeland Security. I wonder if it's ever been used against a pre-Broadway opening in Philadelphia.

Googling for more info I have found that Pennsylvania can also charge one with "failing to prevent a catastrophe." I'd never want to be governor in a state with a law like that!

| permalink | May 5, 2008 at 07:37 PM

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