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I don't get it

I don't get it

Posted Dec 1, 2010 22:17 UTC (Wed) by jackb (guest, #41909)
In reply to: I don't get it by sez
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

Having someone taken away in handcuffs or even just be forced to explain themselves to the police is a pretty powerful deterrent even if prosecution fails.

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I don't get it

Posted Dec 7, 2010 15:04 UTC (Tue) by sez (guest, #71571) [Link]

You've watched too many cop shows.

Investigations into matters like this involve medical examinations, and taking of statements from witnesses and the complainant.

Cowboy ideas about the offender being dramatically carted away minutes after calling the police are unrealistic in my experience.

Even if eventually the person is spoken to by police he will be released on bail, and is free to return to the conference the next day.

Unless the conference organisers do something about it.

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