The InfoSec Blog
15Jul/08

Motive isn’t necessary to convict

http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3874

There's an old joke about a man brought before the court for breaking and entering, not because he was caught in the commission of a crime but because he was found in possession of housebreaking tools - crowbars, glass-cutter and so forth.

When found guilty by the judge he said "well you better convict me for rape as well since I have the tool for that".

Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School. This case is neither new nor precedent setting as Alan Dershowitz pointed out ... back in 1988 in this book "Taking Liberties". Some of his orther books at Amazon are listed here.

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Posted by Anton Aylward

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