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  •  I note the SAME Federal Prosecutor (5+ / 0-)

    has voiced a very willing stance towards any person, regardless of their involvement, who has information on the long-cold Boston Art Heist.

    No claims of swift and severe justice, rather a we'd like the art returned first and foremost position.

    How different than stealing items which the "owner" claimed to be of little consequence, yet the Feds felt the Holy Wrath must be shown to Aaron Swartz.

    Alas Tomas de Torquemada was unavoidably detained.

    "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

    by 43north on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:10:10 PM PDT

    •  I heard the statute of limitations for the theft (1+ / 0-)
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      has run out. Therefore, while the paintings may no longer be in the possession of the original thieves, yes, the museum would like them back.

      *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

      by glorificus on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:53:22 PM PDT

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      •  should these not be in "original" hands? (0+ / 0-)

        The limitations would start anew with every "possession of stolen property" crime committed.

        Saying "I had NO idea!" in reference to possessing Rembrandt’s Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633) is a exceedingly gross stretch of the imagination.

        The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22

        by 43north on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:47:01 AM PDT

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        •  I don't know how the law is written. I just heard (0+ / 0-)

          this on NPR as they were interviewing a law enforcement  person who was somewhat optimistic the paintings could be found.

          *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

          by glorificus on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:26:47 AM PDT

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    •  She was admonished in 2004 for trying to (2+ / 0-)
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      get a heavier sentence in court than she had agreed to in the plea bargain.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:49:20 AM PDT

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