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[2]: Comment by timefortea
by Chicken Blood on Mon 9th Jun 2008 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by timefortea"
Chicken Blood
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2005-12-21


It was bad enough to see the idiocy a few months back by all these pathetic apologizers. I especially loved all the Euros that cried about the evils of the US justice system and how flawed it was (as opposed to Europe where a child raping murderer can get off in 5 years!).

'Euro' is a currency, euros' being the plural of such. Presumably you meant 'Europeans'. Well Europe is made up of at least 50 nations, all with different laws. The assertion that a 'child raping murderer can get off in 5 years' is disingenuous at best and a belligerent, over-generalization at worst

BTW, there are numerous cases in North America (which I presume you are from) where child rapists have been given short prison terms. Though, just like Europe, this can hardly be considered the rule.

I'm sure you think that you are replying to a particularly ignorant post, but 'fight fire with fire' is a poor way to respond.

Edited 2008-06-09 20:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by timefortea
by helf on Wed 11th Jun 2008 15:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by timefortea"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Comments such as his are what give Americans a bad name in the eyes of the world ;)

Speaking as an American, It can be rather annoying.

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