We Find The Defendant "Not Guilty"

Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
Wow! With my brother being a firefighter, this is one of THE fucking dumbest statements I've heard here! Nonviolent? Fuck you! Who has to put out that blaze you fucking moron? Safe? Nope. Firefighters can and do die putting out that shit, you fucking nitwit. Phone Post 3.0

Not guilty. He burnt his face off, hes been punished sufficiently and noone got hurt by the fire. 2nd degree assault sounds to me like he pleaded down 1st degree. Phone Post 3.0

beerbelly - 
Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
Wow! With my brother being a firefighter, this is one of THE fucking dumbest statements I've heard here! Nonviolent? Fuck you! Who has to put out that blaze you fucking moron? Safe? Nope. Firefighters can and do die putting out that shit, you fucking nitwit. Phone Post 3.0

Legally it's considered nonviolent.

Not that a fire is no big deal. Id feel the same if he shot a kid diddler , missed , and the bullet richocheted and hit the shooter in the leg. Not guilty. Phone Post 3.0

GOREILLAMAN CAWK COMMANDER - 

how could that dude afford to have a house built after being in jail for 20 years is what I wanna know. Phone Post



Its what I want to know too, perhaps he was an only child and his parents left him everything? Either way these guys shouldn't be allowed to have a house so close to a school.

If you do a sex offender search near your house you will find sex offenders you live around you, probably multiple.

As much as I don't like having them in my neighborhood, I would hate to think that these spots are also places that someone could light on fire if they wanted to. The chances of fire spreading are pretty high. The houses in my neighborhood are pretty close together, closer than this case.

Google maps shows a few houses relatively close, with lots of trees around.

Further, if the house is insured (most probably is), it's just going to get rebuilt anyway right?

Not guilty all the way. I would also demand he get an apology from the court and his community for doing something they didn't want to deal with. Fuck Pedo's. They should all have a bullet put in the back of their head.

The only reason it wasn't violent was because of dumb luck, not the FBI's definition of violent crime. Uncontrolled fire is unpredictable & potentially deadly.

David@accu -


Not guilty all the way. I would also demand he get an apology from the court and his community for doing something they didn't want to deal with. Fuck Pedo's. They should all have a bullet put in the back of their head.

If you feel so strongly that he's in the right, how about you do a search of your neighborhood sex offenders and burn down those houses? Phone Post 3.0

Stache - 
beerbelly - 
Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
Wow! With my brother being a firefighter, this is one of THE fucking dumbest statements I've heard here! Nonviolent? Fuck you! Who has to put out that blaze you fucking moron? Safe? Nope. Firefighters can and do die putting out that shit, you fucking nitwit. Phone Post 3.0

Legally it's considered nonviolent.

Depends on the state.

In some states, this would be considered a violent crime, because there was malicious intent in this case- he burned the house to prevent or scare someone from living there.

Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
In what universe is arson nonviolent? Phone Post 3.0

OpenedUp - 
David@accu -


Not guilty all the way. I would also demand he get an apology from the court and his community for doing something they didn't want to deal with. Fuck Pedo's. They should all have a bullet put in the back of their head.

If you feel so strongly that he's in the right, how about you do a search of your neighborhood sex offenders and burn down those houses? Phone Post 3.0


"Right" and "Legal" don't mean the same thing.  Of course as a real juror I would have to find him guilty if the evidence pointed that way. I would absolutely hate to do it but I would follow the law. Was he right to do what he did, in my opinion he was. But it certainly wasn't legal. Breaking the law even though it's the "right thing to do" doesn't excuse you in all circumstances of guilt with the law.

OpenedUp - 
David@accu -


Not guilty all the way. I would also demand he get an apology from the court and his community for doing something they didn't want to deal with. Fuck Pedo's. They should all have a bullet put in the back of their head.

If you feel so strongly that he's in the right, how about you do a search of your neighborhood sex offenders and burn down those houses? Phone Post 3.0

Maybe he already has?

Bearded Collie Herds Orca - 
Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
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The one you reside in.

 

 

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/violent-crime

Is he able to pay restitution to the insurance agency and all the first responders? I wonder what his criminal history is like. Assuming he's not a repeat offender, and he can pay for the damage he caused, I would be seriously inclined to plead it down to a lesser included and give him probation and fines instead of jail time.

Bearded Collie Herds Orca - 
Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
In what universe is arson nonviolent? Phone Post 3.0

The house was vacant.

Would I put an arsonist in prison? You bet. He would go right next to the child molesters there.

David@accu - 
OpenedUp - 
David@accu -


Not guilty all the way. I would also demand he get an apology from the court and his community for doing something they didn't want to deal with. Fuck Pedo's. They should all have a bullet put in the back of their head.

If you feel so strongly that he's in the right, how about you do a search of your neighborhood sex offenders and burn down those houses? Phone Post 3.0


"Right" and "Legal" don't mean the same thing.  Of course as a real juror I would have to find him guilty if the evidence pointed that way. I would absolutely hate to do it but I would follow the law. Was he right to do what he did, in my opinion he was. But it certainly wasn't legal. Breaking the law even though it's the "right thing to do" doesn't excuse you in all circumstances of guilt with the law.


You honestly feel he was "Right" to start a fire that could have taken other people's lives and created a risk to the lives of the firefighters that had to deal with it?

If this is the "right" way to handle this situation I really hope you don't have any children that rely on you for moral guidance in their lives because I would be worried about their ability to make rational decisions in the future.

Stache - 
Bearded Collie Herds Orca - 
Stache - He found a nonviolent solution to what he considered an intolerable situation after his objections were ignored at the public hearing. I agree he has to be prosecuted but I'm also sympathetic at the same time.
In what universe is arson nonviolent? Phone Post 3.0

The house was vacant.

Were the neighboring houses?