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Stealing when you’re hungry is not a crime

Sometimes the judicial system gives me hope.

An Italian court ruled that a man caught stealing some cheese and sausage – because he was hungry and penniless – did not commit a crime. This decision over-ruled a previous conviction for theft.

Included in the decision was this:

‘….the court’s judgment “reminds everyone that in a civilized country, not even the worst of men should starve”.


My thanks to Quartz for this article and for making me feel better today. I caught the Offspring’s flu and I’m not a happy camper.


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