Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tough room

Chile expects every man to do his duty...or else;
Four years after the massive earthquake and subsequent tidal waves that claimed hundreds of lives across the central and southern coasts, a Santiago court handed down its first sentence against a former government official for negligence resulting in the death.
Osvaldo Malfanti Torres, former shift supervisor in the National Emergency Service (ONEMI) Early Warning Center , plead guilty to a reduced sentence for failing to disseminate emergency information about the tsunami triggered by the 8.8 earthquake in 2010. The court determined his inaction to have led directly to the deaths of 77 people. Judge Carla Capello sentenced Malfanti to 541 days to be served on probation.
Nor is he the only Chilean official under the gun;
In 2013, the public prosecutor’s office brought charges against seven state officials.
We're for it.. How about life imprisonment for those who promise that, 'If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. Period.'
Or economists who are promising that if we raise the minimum wage there won't be any dis-employment effects. Hanging's too good for them.

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