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  •  They turned on the sprinkers for 45 minutes (11+ / 0-)

    during daylight, park-open hours when they knew or should have known while electronic equipment was on the lawn.  Lawyers have a phrase to use in such situations: res ipsa loquiter ("the thing speaks for itself.")

    Democrats must
    Earn the trust
    Of the 99% --
    That's our intent!


    by Seneca Doane on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 02:01:15 PM PDT

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    •  but if the controls are accessable (7+ / 0-)

      by the public, then you need to know that, otherwise the thing gets to one question:
      'Who done it? The controls are on the outside, the timer box was vandalized, move to dismiss.'

      They can say 'it could have been anybody, even you.' if the controls are available back in some bushes outside.

      Find those controls.
        But mine the outrage for sure. I'd be there if I still lived there....

      ..squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity...Russell Brand

      by KenBee on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:04:06 PM PDT

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    •  You are right! It's also Prima Facie (1+ / 0-)
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      evidence. Prima Facie is also lawyer/Latin speak for "On the face of it".  The fact that the sprinklers were turned on, after 7 days, and several hours, in the middle of the day, on a lawn, which just coincidentally had protesters and electrical equipment on it, they can blame it on anything they want.  It doesn't matter because it looks bad.

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      by Evolutionary on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:42:18 PM PDT

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