John Perry Barlow's Trial Commences
December 17, 2004 8:39 AM Subscribe
John Perry Barlow's trial commences
and is commented upon by Seth David Schoen. A most interesting paragraph was:
"First follow-up question: If you think a bottle contains an improvised explosive device, is it appropriate to shake it?
No, that's almost the worst thing you can do.
Second: Is it appropriate to open the bottle?
No, that's the worst thing you can do.
The defense then argued that Ms. Ramos could not really have believed that the ibuprofen bottle in question contained an improved[sic] explosive device, because she had testified that, on removing it from Barlow's bag, she became suspicious of it, then shook it, and then opened it. These actions were the most dangerous actions she could possibly have taken if she really believed that the bottle might contain explosives..."
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