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Anyone read the wired article on this?... http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/04/pirateverdict.html

Apparently, the prosecution cited a case from 1963 wherein a man was convicted of a crime for holding his friend's coat while the friend was in a fist-fight.

Amazing that such a case happened, and amazing that it was cited as relevant to this case.

Obviously holding the coat of a man in a fight is an extreme case, but isn't being an accessory to law breaking commonly used as a justification for prosecution?

I just don't equate that as accessory. What about the valet that parked his car? What if the man had stolen his coat?

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