When food theft isn’t a crime

imagesItaly’s highest appeals court has ruled that if you’re hungry and homeless, stealing food isn’t a crime.

One court watcher said the decision to dismiss the case of a man who took some sausage and cheese from a grocery store seemed to rest on…

an Italian legal doctrine: “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur.”

The term is Latin for “No one is expected to do the impossible.

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2 responses to “When food theft isn’t a crime

  1. “No one is expected to do the impossible.”
    In Italy.

  2. Interesting perspective and much different from the American GOP point of view: “poverty is considered avoidable through the social support system”.

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