Thursday, February 14, 2008

Manslaughter Charge (UPDATED)

Artist Maurice Agis, "who created an inflatable sculpture that killed two women when it flipped over in a freak gust of wind" in England in 2006, has been charged with manslaughter. BBC story here.

UPDATE: Ed Winkleman: "In the case of Mr. Agis, who is 76 years old, and whose piece worked perfectly for 10 years before this freak accident, a charge of manslaughter strikes me as political scapegoating. Yes, the victims deserve justice, but will imprisoning this man really bring them such?"