Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Can't You See I'm Guilty?
Mike Madison uses the recent Nuggets/Mavericks game to ask whether one can claim a right to be punished. Admittedly, this is based off a somewhat unique situation -- a late-game foul designed to stop the clock. But there are some parallels to "real life". Think civil disobedience. You break the law to get the great media shot of being dragged away, arrested. But suppose the police officers just agree to let you do what you're doing, so as to not feed the cameras. Can you claim that they are breaching their duty as well?