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Old 12-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stop, stop, stop, electric thief!!!

Now you go to jail for...5 cents worth of electricity.

Electric car owner charged for plugging in at Ga. school


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Old 12-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"He took something that did not belong to him."

Considering it's a public school, that his child attends, I'm not sure that argument applies.

You might as well charge someone who uses your bathroom with theft; After all, they didn't buy that toilet paper, soap, or water that they used. Much less the electricity needed to keep the light on in there.

A judge will surely throw this out. Right?



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Old 12-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He was "charged" LOL
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it got to this stage, not likely. He was charged after 10 days, which in Ga means he was true billed and a judge signed off on the warrant. Sounds political, but it's not a bad precedent to set (charging etiquette). Really if you think about it, he could have asked and prevented all of this.
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"He took something that did not belong to him."

Considering it's a public school, that his child attends, I'm not sure that argument applies.

You might as well charge someone who uses your bathroom with theft; After all, they didn't buy that toilet paper, soap, or water that they used. Much less the electricity needed to keep the light on in there.

A judge will surely throw this out. Right?



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Especially ironic, considering that public school funding is one of the most inequitable scams on Earth.
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Really if you think about it, he could have asked and prevented all of this.
False, like my church, EVEN IF YOU OFFER TO PAY, they won't allow it, (schools are notarious for that attitude) that was part of the reason I had to replace my battery pack a year early because I could not find a safe place to borrow or pay for 5 cents of electricity.

Perhaps some laws need to be made that if you temporarily steal electricity (less than a days worth) the max penalty is the court cost plus the actual cost of the electricity,

That should stop this type of penny stealing BS and knee to groin ideots who are willing to sue to get their nickle.
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False, like my church, EVEN IF YOU OFFER TO PAY, they won't allow it, (schools are notarious for that attitude) that was part of the reason I had to replace my battery pack a year early because I could not find a safe place to borrow or pay for 5 cents of electricity.
It must be a big city thing. In Arkansas, I had a motorcycle that had a bad alternator. I simply kept a car battery in my luggage rack to keep the bike running. When I did sometimes run out of juice, not only would people let me charge my battery, but they would loan me the use of their charger.

Another time I ran out of gas going to work (I had a carb that would get the float stuck and drain the gas at random). It was about 12 at night and I was miles from the nearest gas station. I knocked on a stranger's door and begged for some gas. He gave me a gallon and told me not to worry about it.

The idea that a church would say no to letting you have a bit of electricity is shocking.
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The first step is the preliminary hearing at which point the prosicuter will offer a reduced charge or fine. You refuse the offer and a trial date is set.
You then get disclosure on what evidence will be used against you at trial
you then prepare your defence.
Trial day arives and you show up at court and let the prosicuter know you are hear to defend yourself. You set down and wait your turn to be heard.
Your name is called, and you step up
The prosicuter then stands up and says the state would like to withdraw the charges.

The reason they don't drop charges before trial is they get lots of convictions on people who don't show up...

The reason they don't go to trial is that even if they get a conviction the judge is likely to say "fine 5 cents" or some other rediculess low amount. Sending the mesage... don't wast the courts time...


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