Terry Childs conviction

William Pitcock nenolod at systeminplace.net
Thu Apr 29 21:05:14 CDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 21:48 -0400, David Krider wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 16:47 -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> > Surely even at DeVry they teach that if you refuse to hand over
> > passwords for property that is not legally yours, that you are
> > committing a crime.  I mean, think about it, it's effectively theft, in
> > the same sense that if you refuse to hand over the keys for a car that
> > you don't own, you're committing theft of an automobile.
> I've seen a dismissed employee withhold a password. The owner of the
> company threatened legal action, considering it, like you, theft. My
> father-in-law is an attorney, so I asked him about the situation. He
> said that it wouldn't be called "theft," rather "illegal control." 

Same difference, he still committed a crime and anyone who is defending
him seems to not understand this.  Whatever we want to call that crime,
it's still a crime, and he got the appropriate penalty.


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