From: Rick Merrill
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Subject: Re: US Mailboxes
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <3E04D993.5168868C@mfi.net> <3E04F868.892F5BF5@yahoo.com> <3E053259.4BEE4229@mfi.net> <20021231.79B5FC0.BB16@mojaveg.iwvisp.com>
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 14:52:01 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 14:52:01 GMT
Spehro Pefhany wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:31:56 PST, the renowned firstname.lastname@example.org
> (Everett M. Greene) wrote:
>>[Having no idea what this has to do with comp.arch.embedded...]
>>email@example.com (George Neuner) writes:
>>>If some fool dies because the reenforced post totaled
>>>his car instead of denting the fender, you might be
>>>facing a homocide charge.
>>Disregarding typos, is there any such thing as a homicide
>>charge? Homicide is any unnatural death, but some are not
>>criminal -- accident, self-defense, legal execution, etc.
>>Only murder, manslaughter, etc. are crimes.
> Vehicular homicide?
That would be using a vehicle in a homicide.
The question is does making something like a mailbox
into a dangerous or deadly item cause you to become
liable for someone's death if they should run into it?
Answer: it can.
That is what homeowner's liability insurance covers you
against. US Police investigating said tragedy might make
a charge of 'manslaughter'. But relatives can sue the