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He said It, Not Me. (Well not really.)

“If thermal detonators are outlawed, only outlaws will have thermal detonators.” –Jango Fett, bounty hunter

“Like me.” –Jango Fett, seconds later.

 

Where Will We Draw the Line…Down the Line?

in Tsukuba, Monday, Mar. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Kobie, a nanny-bot 71-B, who was struck and destroyed by a vehicle. Historic manslaughter charges are pending against the driver, 36 year-old ICC owner Shiro Ishii.

NHK  (Tokyo, Japan) — Supreme Prosecutors Office is making world history today when it files formal felony vehicular manslaughter charges against a driver who crashed into and destroyed a 71-B nanny droid back in January.

According to the NHK, the severity of the charge stems from a mounting public pressure based on the local popularity of the nanny droid, affectionately known as Kobie, who nurtured hundreds of children over the last twenty years, and the perceived callousness of the driver, 36 year-old Shiro Ishii.

Never have any form of negligent death charges been leveled at a human in the destruction of an android. Reactions to the charges have divided the international community.

According to police reports, Kobie was escorting a class of 7 and 8 year-old children during a field trip when she was struck by Ishii’s Arctic Cynko and destroyed. Children who saw the accident screamed and cried. Others rushed into the street to help Kobie and narrowly missed being struck by traffic.

“Her body was completely crushed, crumpled beneath that car, and that blue fluid pouring out of her,” said Niagi Samo, one of many bystanders who rushed to comfort the children. “They could not be consoled. How they wailed. How they screamed and cried. It was horrible!”

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Anakin Brings Barriss to Justice

Boston may not have the Jedi; at least they have their fighting spirit…

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