The Observer wrote:
Is there a strict liability statute that covers that?
And with that smartass remark made by me, I would point out that this conversation should be taken to e-mail if you guys want to keep contending with each other. It is has gone on to the point that challenges are being made about people's education and schooling (or lack thereof) which, in my experience, tends to be a forecast of the conversation going downhill from there. None of this, as Andyk has adroitly pointed out, really has focused on the heart of the matter in terms of Schaeffer's alleged crimes. If you have a statute or case law that points out how Schaeffer is innocent or guilty, then let us focus on that.
If that is what you wish to limit the discussion to, whether he's innocent or guilty, you'll have to go back and delete about 3/4 of the posts which were just discussing the case, how people felt about the defendant, sovrun nuttiness generally, and other topics aside from guilt vs. innocence. So, is that the scope of this forum now, or just this thread? Just trying to be clear.
And if one doesn't want to be responded to harshly on a forum, don't go on the attack first is generally a good principle.