Tacky, tasteless, scary, BUT, “There is no such thing as bad publicity”
July 26, 2013 at 9:51pm
Thank you Patrick, finally a voice of reason!
July 26, 2013 at 9:47pm
Did you people really read the article, or just the headline? The house was unoccupied, grass overgrown and utilities shut off. And most importantly THE DOOR WAS OPEN. Is the bank responsible for the stuff that an ex or thief took. And all you people saying:
“THE BIG BAD BANK MADE A MISTAKE, I WOULD LIE ABOUT WHAT I LOST SO THAT I COULD MAKE A LOT OF MONEY ON THIS”
As for criminal charges, does intent not play a part in whether or not a crime has been commited?
Come on people, the bank is a small local bank, not b of a or some conglomerate “to big to fail”.
They made a mistake.
Admitted the mistake.
Offered to pay for their mistake.
You greedy vultures sound envious that this did not happen to you!
I must say that I am shocked by the comments that I have read. I think that I have entered the (OWS) twilight zone
She doesn't have a duty to mow her lawn, keep her utilities on or lock her door - this stuff is irrelevant.
Lack of intent most likely does come into play. While they did not commit the theft intentionally, they did commit the theft by "gross negligence". The Banks criminal culpability depends on how the criminal Larceny statutes are written there. However, I would say the fact that, upon learning of their error, they have not "made her whole" and are not apparently making a good faith effort to make her whole could cause this to rise to the level of criminality.
Either way, they are stupid to be playing these games. A decent lawyer is going to make their lives miserable and this extremely negligent error is going to cost them a lot of money.
The home had a number on the mailbox which was not the number of the house across the street which was to be foreclosed upon, and which also had the correct number on its mailbox. The door being unlocked was something the bank president heard from one of his perpetrating employees, so it is not a proven fact. You want to talk about the Occupy movement? You think it's O.K. to enter an unoccupied house that doesn't belong to you just because no one's home? Those are OWS tactics, and they are not legal.
This is like reading the Huffington Post comments. Only I didn't see anyone say we should kill the bank president, Yet.
July 19, 2013 at 4:54pm
And then who would be POTUS?
July 1, 2013 at 10:37pm
It is not just life, it is UNIQUE HUMAN LIFE. Get your science straight!
A fetus is defined by science as a unique human being. It is either OK to kill an innocent human being or it is not. Who gets to decide?
March 30, 2013 at 2:45am
It has already been done! the National Capitol Skeet and Trap Club in Darnestown Maryland was shut down after 52 years of operation because the lead shot was landing in a creek under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources control. look it up.
February 27, 2013 at 11:13pm
Verce, you actually have access to this child’s medical records? or are you just interjecting you’re own lack of science into this.
December 15, 2012 at 9:03pm
treading, you missed the point so badly, I wonder if you are really human
December 15, 2012 at 8:47pm
puravida56: training and qualification IS the answer, handing a gun to someone unwilling to use it properly is worse that the status-quo. A few well trained and motivated people could protect a large number.
December 15, 2012 at 4:33pm
Gun laws can only endanger us. The shooter broke numerous laws before he pulled the first trigger. (under 21, school free fire- I mean- gun free zone and others). Real security like Israel uses would have prevented this.
September 30, 2012 at 9:26pm
Wango: At graduations all over the country, graduates are told “say anything you want, but do not mention Jesus or your diploma will be denied “
September 28, 2012 at 8:13pm
This happened at 12:31 PT. While adults are capable of “taking it,” the restrictions in daytime are to protect the children in the audience. All you people that are saying “no big deal” OBVIOUSLY do not have children, or do not care about them.
September 11, 2012 at 8:29pm
There are no embassies on American soil, an embassy is sovereign soil of the nation it represents (kind of like warships). If I attack another nation, I expect to be shot at. And I love your attitude on war and foreign policy.