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    Manslaughter for not predicting earthquake?

    Scientists charged with manslaughter after failing to predict earthquake.
    Italian Seismologists Charged With Manslaughter for Not Predicting 2009 Quake - FoxNews.com


    Italian government officials have accused the country's top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people.
    A shocked spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) likened the accusations to a witch hunt.
    "It has a medieval flavor to it -- like witches are being put on trial," the stunned spokesman told FoxNews.com.
    Enzo Boschi, the president of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), will face trial along with six other scientists and technicians, after failing to predict the future and the impending disaster.


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    This is unbelievable. Using this train of thought we should be able to charge people with manslaughter if someone dies after they dont head an evacuation order for a pending natural disaster. (flood, hurricane, etc)
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    Every time someone dies then the government minister should be in the dock almost every death could come back to a lack of government funding for some service or other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    This is unbelievable. Using this train of thought we should be able to charge people with manslaughter if someone dies after they dont head an evacuation order for a pending natural disaster. (flood, hurricane, etc)
    Like Standard_Dave said, you can insert almost any death and draw a connection to some official or person. Are we going to charge parents when their kid dies texting and driving, for not teaching their children better? Seriously, life happens and part of that is people dying. Most of the time, that is probably unpreventable. Like an earthquake.
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    I call it, "Thinning the herd."
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