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    the difference between criminal and civil, and they are not mutually exclusive as you seem to imply.

    From what we currently have been told the bank gave the repo agent the correct address.
    Been told by whom?
    If anyone can show that this tragedy was something other than an unfortunate, unintended, mistake the case would have to be re-evaluated.
    And how, exactly, would that information be found?  Shouldn't there at very least be an independent investigation?  Otherwise, how could such information come to light?  At least you are tacitly admitting, contrary to your previous pronouncement, that it is not a "fact" that there was no crime and that we don't have all the necessary information to make that judgement.

    You, and apparently the prosecutor in the video, may be satisfied to trust the bank and take them at their word.  From my experience, American banks do not have the credibility you and the prosecutor are assigning to them by default.

    You and the prosecutor are simply wrong; you are both making assumptions about what happened that conveniently excuse the bank without further action.  At very least, this merits further investigation.  If there were an independent investigation that showed that this were nothing more than an honest mistake, I would be satisfied that this doesn't merit criminal charges being filed, though civil action would still be merited.  But that didn't happen.

    When a bank can demand that a prosecutor file charges against someone that wrote in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the bank threatening that person with prison time, which is a case that actually was thrown out of court (though note that the likelihood of that outcome didn't stop that prosecutor), average citizens should have no less power to demand that, at very least, an independent investigation take place and charges filed if merited.

    Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

    by democracy inaction on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 01:49:23 PM PDT

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