Forwarded from: SleuthOneat_private In a message dated 12/27/01 12:16:05 PM, Telemann Mediatrix <genieat_private> writes: > In 1994 I was arrested for several different crimes, 11 felonies, > 9 were federal offenses. And somehow you are attempting to justify, excuse and rationalize WHY the above series of criminal activities were acceptable on the basis of the idle curiosity of a 16 yr old "child"? This is as absurd as rationalizing being 16 yrs old, playing with matches--causing a forest fire--due to the "burning" desire of child-like curiosity. Crap! One of our Sr Techs is a bright 17 yr old that routinely works on a highly complex network--passed a stringent background check and random drug-screening and finds ways to lawfully fulfill his curiosities. Teenagers KNOW the difference between right-wrong and legal-illegal. Perhaps they choose to run with their impulsivity of risk taking behavior and pay dearly for the consequences of their actions. Belittling the issue of crimes against property versus crimes against persons is a weak attempt at mitigating multiple felonies. R-e-a-d ANY issue of 2600...do you truly believe that the disclaimer of "for educational purposes only" can be used as some form of defense? I don't go out to buy the Anarchist's Cookbook because I'm interested in how to make napalm in my kitchen so it looks like Jello to scare my younger sister. If it goes "boom" and kills her--is my error in receipe making my defense? I think not! You are on the law enforcement shit list--as is Mitnick. The moral of the story is don't play unless you're willing to pay and pay dearly. Arguing the right-wrong behavior of law enforcement, in a democratic society, is interesting foder for conversation at a bong party. I'm sorry that you and others of your ilk came upon a tainted future for things done out of youthful enthusiasm and curiosity. Only time can help you re-earn the trust, you seek, in our society. Josh Waters Criminologist - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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