[Noisebridge-discuss] Extremely sketchy event w/ bikes just now]

Mitchel McAllister xonimmortal at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 12 08:00:26 UTC 2013


There aren't any other ethical options either.

I am really bothered by what seems an almost egoist anarchism attitude lately. I understand the whole "anti-authority" thing, and the "fight the power" thing. However, there is always at least one (usually a lot more) incident in every person's life when they discover that the one person that they really need just happens to be one of those dreaded "authorities".

Not even newspapers are black and white anymore.


--- On Fri, 4/12/13, Sai <noisebridge at saizai.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:43 PM,  <name1355 at tormail.org>
> wrote:
> > Also regarding the bikes.  I think if you just set
> the bikes on the curb
> > and make an anonymous call to a Bike Kitchen volunteer
> before hand, that
> > will solve any legal problems, no?
> 
> No, it would not.
> 
> Doing that would open Noisebridge up to legal action by the
> owner of
> the bikes as well as from the Bike Kitchen volunteer whom
> you are
> setting up for a charge of property theft.
> 
> You do not have the right to donate it, imply that it's
> donated, break
> it, destroy it, make it more vulnerable to theft (and any
> reasonable
> person would consider leaving a bike unlocked on the street
> in the
> Mission basically equivalent to giving it to a thief), or
> anything of
> the kind whatsoever.
> 
> If you don't want it in the space, you have to return it to
> the owner
> or give it to the police. There aren't any other legal
> options.
> 
> - Sai



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