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    Default Italian scientists convicted for failure to predict 2009 earthquake

    This sounds like a bizarre story:

    An Italian court has convicted six scientists and a government official of manslaughter for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake in 2009.
    The earthquake destroyed the central city of L'Aquila and killed more than 300 people.
    The seven were sentenced to six years in prison.
    They were accused of negligence and malpractice in their evaluation of the danger of an earthquake and their duty to keep the city informed of the risks.
    Obviously to give a definitive opinion on the case one would have to know what exactly comprised the negligence that the scientists were convicted of, but it seems outrageous to convict anyone for a natural disaster. Unsurprisingly the scientists are appealing.

    Italian scientists convicted over 2009 earthquake failure - RT News

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    Now that's what I call 'accountability'.

    I wonder if the Italians have a Financial Regulator?

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    Was not the conviction for their failure to warn, not predict?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    This sounds like a bizarre story:



    Obviously to give a definitive opinion on the case one would have to know what exactly comprised the negligence that the scientists were convicted of, but it seems outrageous to convict anyone for a natural disaster. Unsurprisingly the scientists are appealing.

    Italian scientists convicted over 2009 earthquake failure - RT News
    The judgement against the scientists today was a triumph of primativism and irrationality over logic and reason.

    I hope the scientists win there appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half Nelson View Post
    Now that's what I call 'accountability'.

    I wonder if the Italians have a Financial Regulator?
    They have a banking regulator as bad as the Irish one during the boom.

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    That will play hell with the points for Seismology.

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    Dan McLaughlin and Austin Hughes, I hope that you are reading this thread !!!!
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesiscorporation View Post
    The judgement against the scientists today was a triumph of primativism and irrationality over logic and reason.

    I hope the scientists win there appeal.
    Yes there's something medieval about the judgment. It doesn't feel that far from convicting them of witchcraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesiscorporation View Post
    The judgement against the scientists today was a triumph of primativism and irrationality over logic and reason.

    I hope the scientists win there appeal.
    the court of cassation has a good record of overturning convictions but mostly for real criminals, hopefully it works for the little guy as well as andreotti et al
    "I like a bit of a cavort, I don't send 'em solicitor's letters. I apply a bit of pressure"

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    Quote Originally Posted by artfoley56 View Post
    the court of cassation has a good record of overturning convictions but mostly for real criminals, hopefully it works for the little guy as well as andreotti et al
    Yeah, if the scientists had connections to Cosa Nostra they'd probably be fine...

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