Charged with causing derailment

r_i_straw Jan 30, 2021

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  2. wvgca

    wvgca TrainBoard Member

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    that's big money to defend .. hope he has a good [and cheap] lawyer ..
     
  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Let's hope justice is served in this case.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Yes sir. What the h*** would cause a man to do such a stupid thing?
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    " A complaint is only an allegation."

    Huh? That seems like some interesting tap dancing. He has been charged. So they would seem to have something evidential which moves this to a condition more like an accusation.
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    If found accountable, he's gonna' have to pay some serious money!

    That's gonna' be an expensive bill.:cautious:
     
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  7. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    Here are the words that jumped out at me:

    Charged.
    He is in jail until trial

    He has been charged with committing a crime.
    But also that, being a criminal complaint, and not a civil complaint, this is not a suit for damages, though damages could be awarded either as a part of the criminal judgement or, assuming he is found guilty, at a later civil trial.

    This makes me think that he is being charged not only with things like vandalism, reckless endangerment, and criminal damaging, but also some kind of assault and possibly attempted murder. Vandalism, even a lot of it, won't add up to life in prison.

    At this point, the monetary damages, however enormous, are the least of his problems. With several other derailments, or attempted derailments under investigation, I'm sure the feds intend to make an example of him.

    Obviously, I am NOT a lawyer.
     
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