Re: He did not commit the other crime
As an embarrassed US citizen, I'll abashedly concede the point to AC.
I will offer in my own defense, (although, you use a C in the place of an S, that is due to your lack of standardizing the language until that unfortunate gaffe in 1776), I'm working on that problem, with a hell of a lot of peers.
Likely, that will likely result in universal summary execution.
Still, I'm game, if the cops are equally game to try it. Even with my osteoarthritis, I'm good within 5 meters for hand to hand.
Yeah, things are *really* that fucked up in the good old U S of A.
Although, I've been reconsidering the A part to mean Asshole.
I don't really have a problem with that, I'm a retired Army NCO, asshole was part of the career description, when required.
Would that make me Emperor of the Assholes then?
If so, I'll now issue a summary Imperial decree.
The United States of Assholes is no longer named such, it is now and forever forthwith to be known as the United States of America. A land where *all* human are truly equal peers.
Secondarily, I decree that the now United States of America is not an empire. The office of Emperor is abolished. An Imperial pension shall be paid of ten million Imperial dollars per year to the former Emperor.
As the office was already abolished, fuck all if this former Emperor shall be paid and will now have to resume his former civilian occupation as BOFH MK II A IV, aka Information Security analyst, technical.
Which defeats BOFH via technical and regulatory means. ;)
The fun part? I probably could do such a thing.
I'm not a psychopath, I'm a supremely functioning sociopath, who also suffers from altruism.*
*Personal humor of life experience. My high school wanted to understand why I didn't ace all grades/tests/homework assignments. They understood that I was bright, but couldn't figure out why I didn't excel at their rote work.
So, I was sent to several psychologists.
As I was an AP psychology student *and* volunteered at a college radio station as a technician, we'll suffice it to say, I fully comprehended the tests. So, I had a bit of fun.
I was indeed diagnosed as an altruistic sociopath. The better paid psychologists figured out the game early one, to my annoyance, their diagnosis: "He's bored and fucking with us".
Of course, the school never *did* figure me out, but knew my IQ.
Strangely, a local MENSA chapter sought me out. I declined, as I have a fundamental disagreement with *not* altering the world for the better.
So, eventually, I joined the military and found a career in being able to do so, in small, modest ways that pay off larger than the effort in the long term.
It wasn't the mission that counted, it was the secondary efforts after it was accomplished that works.
Case in point, real world, using a SOFLAM to guide a precision (it's not, really, it expands a shockwave in all directions), we dug out the family next door to the terrorist that killed 100 market goers (read, women and children, men didn't shop in that culture), general and directed conversation ensued when all essentially gave up on finding life, but kept digging.
Guided suggestions and queries were used.
Still pissed off over those families.
But, views did change in those villages.
Much later, I read Ian Banks works on the Culture. I hope to have been a shadow of the works of SC.
Meanwhile, realizing how much the US and USSR fucked up the entire planet.
Leaving the droppings for everyone to unfuck.