Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE[4]: Comment by Oliver
by hobgoblin on Sun 8th Jun 2008 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Oliver"
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

another very US concept is the reading of rights...

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RE[5]: Comment by Oliver
by Moredhas on Mon 9th Jun 2008 05:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Oliver"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Don't they do that in England too? I may be wrong, but I think they have similar laws regarding reading someone their rights when they're arrested. Of course, it should be everyone's business to know their rights, and where the rights of the police stop, but that is another matter, entirely.

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RE[6]: Comment by Oliver
by hobgoblin on Mon 9th Jun 2008 06:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Oliver"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

they may have, but nothing to the degree of the miranda litany iirc

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