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Menshevik

In Reply To
MysteryMan

Subj: Re: Faking a crime is illegal
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 01:00:19 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Faking a crime is illegal
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 10:51:32 am EDT

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> > > > > > ok my memory of the event got mixed up. tony hired an assasin to attack him in public not an ambassador. still a crime.
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> > > > > Is it? Staging a fake combat in public might not be. If so, then I'm fairly sure we can be expecting a lawsuit against every Hollywood blockbuster ever. \:\)
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> > > What a complete load of rubbish.
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> > > Staging a fake assassination attempt would make you liable to prosecution just as staging a fake kidnapping of yourself would. After all, apart from the reckless endagerment of bystanders, there would also be the aspect of wasting time and effort by the police and judiciary.
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> > Who says the attempt was totally faked? I think the Titanium Man would have killed Tony if he could have, but Tony was confident there was no way that the Titanium Man could pull it off.
> >
> Lame excuse. Or are you trying to have Stark and TM convicted of a real crime (attempt of assisted suicide)?

As noted below...all the anti-SHRA would be proclaiming how smart and slick Tony was to pull this off and prevent SHRA if it had worked (i.e. Stamford had not occurred 2 weeks later)...but now it's...string him up for trying to stop SHRA....wow...just wow.

> > > > > >
> > > > > > > ok my memory of the event got mixed up. tony hired an assasin to attack him in public not an ambassador. still a crime.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is it? Staging a fake combat in public might not be. If so, then I'm fairly sure we can be expecting a lawsuit against every Hollywood blockbuster ever. \:\)
> > > >
> > > > What a complete load of rubbish.
> > > >
> > > > Staging a fake assassination attempt would make you liable to prosecution just as staging a fake kidnapping of yourself would. After all, apart from the reckless endagerment of bystanders, there would also be the aspect of wasting time and effort by the police and judiciary.
> > >
> > > Who says the attempt was totally faked? I think the Titanium Man would have killed Tony if he could have, but Tony was confident there was no way that the Titanium Man could pull it off.
> > >
> > Lame excuse. Or are you trying to have Stark and TM convicted of a real crime (attempt of assisted suicide)?
>
> As noted below...all the anti-SHRA would be proclaiming how smart and slick Tony was to pull this off and prevent SHRA if it had worked (i.e. Stamford had not occurred 2 weeks later)...but now it's...string him up for trying to stop SHRA....wow...just wow.

Arguing beside the point (and with a hypothetical reaction by others - how do you know anti-SHRA would have praised Stark for this?). The question was not whether or not it was a smart thing to do or whether or not it was morally right or wrong if he had not been found out, but whether or not Tony Stark laid himself open for criminal prosecution and punishment if he was found out.




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