Thursday, May 26, 2011

A geologic crime?


This is just plain nuts.

You might as well charge the African Tectonic Plate for aiding and abetting as well.

7 experts to be tried over 2009 Italy quake
By FRANCES D’EMILIO - Associated Press -

ROME: Seven scientists and other experts were indicted on manslaughter charges Wednesday for not warning residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

Defense lawyers condemned the charges, saying it’s impossible to predict earthquakes.
Judge Giuseppe Romano Gargarella ordered the members of the national government’s Great Risks commission, which evaluates potential for natural disasters, to go on trial in L’Aquila on Sept. 20.

Corriere della Sera’s Web site and other Italian media quoted the judge as saying the defendants “gave inexact, incomplete and contradictory information” about whether smaller tremors felt by L’Aquila residents in the weeks and months before the April 6, 2009 quake should have constituted grounds for a quake warning.

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