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  •  I'm not trying to say that it's an effective (0+ / 0-)

    attempt, just trying to figure out how the cynical 'win' for authorities might be honestly portrayed.

    But, truthfully, I don't know that it's really necessary to look beyond the fact that Brown more or less publicly declared himself a threat to a federal agent -- as far as actions that are likely to leave you un-arrested are concerned, that one isn't on the list.

    Separately, I can't see how the authorities paying attention to a fellow who is a likely danger to himself and/or others could possibly aggravate the unjustice of the lack of prosecution of corporate crime.

    When you suggest that corporations are the "real criminals," the unavoidable other half of the equation is that you consider Anonymous not to be real criminals and that is simply not so -- as least for the "members" (I know there's no membership, but forgive me the convention) that commit crimes in order to (or acting to mistakenly) uncover illicit dealings and unethical goings-on.

    I'm not a believer in the ends justifying the means to the extent that all crimes should forgiven because something positive came from the commissions.  I do believe that there are heroes who dare to commit crimes in order to stop greater injustices -- these heroes don't claim they should be forgiven.  They take their licks, because they knew what they were doing, going in.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:27:37 AM PDT

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