Edwardx 
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Re: “Crime and Punishment

I agree with Ted Rall that some punishment is due when company officials actions of gross recklessness and indifference to the safety of the public result in innocent deaths of employees or the public. I suggest that the proper response is to enforce the criminal statutes for negligent homicide. It probably would not apply to the first few deaths in Toyotas, because the company might not yet realize the problem. After it realizes the problem is with their cars and it knowingly fails to protect the public from the fatal risk, those officials may meet the tests for negligent homicide. I suspect the easier case is the accident waiting to happen at the mine. Based on what I have read, the mine operator knew or should have known that the situation presented unacceptable risk of death and sent the workers in anyway.

Posted by Edwardx on 06/02/2010 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Crime and Punishment

I agree with Ted Rall that some punishment is due when company officials actions of gross recklessness and indifference to the safety of the public result in innocent deaths of employees or the public. I suggest that the proper response is to enforce the criminal statutes for negligent homicide. It probably would not apply to the first few deaths in Toyotas, because the company might not yet realize the problem. After it realizes the problem is with their cars and it knowingly fails to protect the public from the fatal risk, those officials may meet the tests for negligent homicide. I suspect the easier case is the accident waiting to happen at the mine. Based on what I have read, the mine operator knew or should have known that the situation presented unacceptable risk of death and sent the workers in anyway.

Posted by Edwardx on 06/02/2010 at 8:13 AM

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