Manslaughter by ignorance in Italian

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June 2, 2011
by Timothy J Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"[I]magine a seismologist facing manslaughter charges for failing to predict the day a large earthquake killing 300 people would happen. No one can accurately predict when an earthquake will strike, right? Wrong, according to Italian Judge Giuseppe Romano Gargarella, allowing criminal manslaughter charges to proceed against seven scientists, who, in his words supplied 'imprecise, incomplete and contradictory information,' at a press conference six days before an earthquake killed 308 people in the city of L'Aquila, Italy." (06/02/11)  

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