As in the rest of life - intentions don’t matter, impact does. The impact is
that someone has now definitely had their bike stolen.
On Feb 2, 2018, 1:40 PM -0800, 'Mark in Beacon' via RBW Owners Bunch
> Bill Lindsay wrote: The innocence of our Craigslist angel is established
> completely by us believing his story about his intent. It's just a variant
> of the "I was just borrowing it" defense. That defense is valid if we
> believe it, and is invalid if we don't.
> In this case I would argue it matters not at all whether the guy has good
> intentions; that is not a legitimate defense. Even if we may sympathize with
> his motive, it does not make his actions valid or him innocent of breaking
> the law. It's just vigilantism, plain and simple. Private citizens can't go
> making this kind of decision, because, chaos, eventually.
> Also, apologies to Jon, I did not see his script. Great minds, etc.
> Here is the form Marty was referencing. You can find it easily by googling
> Portland abandoned bicycle.
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