Paul Addis in court September 25

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:07 am

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Post by spectabillis » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:18 am

great, i will bring the sheets, its time we all had a nice little bman clan burning.

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Post by Toolmaker » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:20 pm

spectabillis wrote:
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:...you wanna see him DIE for this, right? Am I right?

fuck yeah! whats the burningman dress equivilent of white sheets and pointy hats?
glofur and el rabbit ears?

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Post by Badger » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:35 pm

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Another chance in court

Post by Otisserie » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:57 am

I guess Paul Addis will have another court date soon:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... .DTL&tsp=1

I wonder if this will finally put the nail in the coffin of all the "Paul Addis for Mayor" nonsense on Tribe.
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Post by AntiM » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:09 pm

The comments were fun.

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Post by gypsymonkey » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:03 am

Nice job "OJ" lets see you get out of this one!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:09 am

The defense is art?

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Post by hsdavis » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:09 pm

I got this e-mailed to me. I don't think he is doing well these day.

This was written by Chris Radcliffe, Central Services to Portland

For those that wish it know, Paul is suffering from a breakdown. Friends of mine in SF say that he's become increasingly erratic. He had planned on moving hear to Portland and I was considering renting him the house that I'm building, but Cupcake said NO and that was that. His nieghboors at his long time address in the city have taken out restrianing orders and he can't even go home to pack. I don't know what his eventual fate will be but after this arrest he will proabably be looking at some state sponsered live in therapy, but not jail. Paul was caught with a few firecrackers not a bomb. I know that feelings are running pretty hot in SF about his adventure at Burning Man. But this is no time to crucify a sick guy that needs some help. Also don't be to quick to lay this off on drugs, manic was always his mental state.

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:32 pm

Sounds like the man needs help. Maybe prison isnt the place for him, but it is started to sound like free in public isnt the place for him either.

If he is suffering from depression and "melting down" who is to say that the next event that puts him over the edge wont lead him to another poor decision that may hurt someone? Lord knows I have made my share of screwed up decisions and payed for them.

The more I read about the SF church thing the more I think he is a screwball that is attention seeking. It actually sounds like he called the cops or set it up so they would be called then stands there and waits.

If hes your friend get him help otherwise the state will do it for him.

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Post by neccessity » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:53 pm

skygod wrote:If the wages of sin are death,
What if I work Pro Bono?
the wages of sin ARE death, but after taxes it's just kind of a tired feeling.
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Post by akmojo » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:52 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I believe it was an arranment, not a trial. So unless he pled guilty, there's no sentence.
an arraignment is just a phase of the legal process... if there is enough evidence to support the charges at the arraignment hearing then he will be set for trial and a trial date will be set...
then there will be the trial, and, if convicted, a sentencing hearing will be the last phase...
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Post by akmojo » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:07 am

BBSue..... I don't think if he is convicted (at a felony level) that he can be an Officer of the Court... (I'm not sure of the laws in Nv)
he can be ordered to do clerical work for the Courts as a form of community work service.... but a "criminal" shouldn't have access to other peoples confidential information so even then I doubt that that would happen...
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Post by spectabillis » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:07 am

uhhh... i would think at this point the process is reduced to plea bargaining.

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Post by akmojo » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:18 am

if it comes to a plea bargin then he will be the winner....
DA's will always make it easy for themselves (and make their conviction records look good).....
they'll reduce the charges to make it attractive to him, maybe to criminal mischief, agree to a sentence and it will all be history...
the public has NO input as to what he will be charged with.. alls they can do is speak at court (if the Judge allows public comments)
remember ... it's the LEGAL system... NOT the justice system...
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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:50 am

Anytime in this process anyone can write a letter to the court with their opinion regarding sentencing. You can write them directly to the prosecutor, or to the court itself.

Sentencing recommendations are open to anyone to write either way. The court is required to read them, but dont have to weigh them at all.

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Post by Teo del Fuego » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:21 am

mdmf007 wrote:Sentencing recommendations are open to anyone to write either way. The court is required to read them, but dont have to weigh them at all.
Depends on the particular jurisdiction. We forget sometimes that the our country is actually 50 independent countries with their own independent and soveriegn laws--with a few exceptions stated in the US Constitution. A great example is Louisiana..a state whose legal system is based on the Napoleanic Code handed down from France.

So maybe the court in Nevada, or California, will be required to read public submissions, but it cannot be assumed.

In plea bargaining, DAs and prosecutors are not just focused on their conviction rates. They also have to weigh their massive case loads and insufficient funding with severity of the offense and likelihood of a conviction. A DA could, I suppose, spend $75,000 to convict Addis of arson and attempted arson but this is time and money diverted from dealing with a child molestor or armed robber.

But, temper my input with knowledge of the fact that I like to drink cooler melt.

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:31 pm

Anyone here any new news on Firebug Paul?

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Post by skygod » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:36 pm

I heard he beat the rap in San Fransisco but still faces the charges in Nevada..
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Post by Bob » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:57 pm

That's an interesting way of saying he copped a plea to a misdemeanor.

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