the good old days
The Boss's name wouldn't be James Moriarty, by chance??
A hi-tech gentleman jewel thief was sentenced yesterday in Canada, after an exchange of compliments with police in court. Detectives described Gerald Blanchard as "charming", "gifted" and one of the most technically-accomplished master criminals they'd ever seen. For his part, Blanchard thanked police for their diligence in …
' His mother, according to Blanchard's brief, said that the master crim "was always very good at taking apart toys, and dismantling them effectively. And I think probably that curiosity in life has obviously served him to develop his skills." '
Obviously, all future Hackers/Tinkerers will now be painted as potential Jewel Thieves.
If you are the parent of such a child you will soon, by-law, be obliged to notify the authorities so he gets carted away before he can cause any trouble.
So well-mannered criminals will get off better than those lacking social sophistication?
Wouldn't surprise me much if soon mannerism schools for larcenists open and we have thieves doing their business with a sweet "my deepest apologies, madame, would you kindly hand me over your purse, I am a daring scoundrel meaning to rob you" on their lips.
if all criminals did it like that then the world would be a slightly nicer place. i reckon its ok that he gets less time behind bars than typical screaming shotgun waving psychopathic criminal types. crime against the human should be punished more than non-violent theft.
the important question though is...
i wonder how much money he'll make when he signs away the movie rights.??