Solution: Legalize pot As a legitimate business they'll get their own utilities, pay their own bills, and pay taxes.Carlos wrote:"This case is a perfect of how illegal marijuana dispensaries spawn additional crimes,"
District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a statement.
Joke's on them - it's on a switchTrain wrote:How would anyone here feel if someone just plugged into one of your home exterior outlets?
Rokeby wrote:There is probably some legal precedence, and I'll bet the rights
of the provider of what comes out of the outlet come first,
the owner of the outlet second, and the unauthorized taker/user
a distant third. (Excepting some life or death immediate danger.)
Is opportunistically plugging into a receptacle for electricity
any different than;
- downloading music?
- watching cable TV if you haven't paid for it?
- taking water from a hose?
- using a public phone with a missing coin door (archaic )
I can't see where ,"I got mine (electric car)" can be morally
converted into, "And now I'm gonna take yours (resource)."
Honesty is what you do when you know someone is watching you
-- Note: May or may not include "God" and/or ancestors.
Character is what you do when you know no one is watching.
Yep.Using power from an outlet without asking is stealing plain and simple, it cost that business per kwh, it's not free. The outlets are not there to charge an EV they are for private business use. Justifying it's use as a patron is flat wrong, as wrong as stealing items from their inventory. In an emergency with no options if one used an outlet one should tell the business and offer to pay for the power. When I go to a gas station and buy gum it does not entitle me the right to take gas from a pump that may not be reset. For those that do this please don't justify it as not stealing, it's not your power and you did not pay for it, EVs do not come with an entitlement pass so let's not give them a bad name.
Wow. You can't distinguish the difference? The library allows you to do this. It invites you to use their services.Would you charge here? It is a prominently displayed power outlet without any locking mechanism in an area where people regularly plug into them (and the cords run to vehicles). I'm not sure why "charging" wouldn't be allowed based on some of the statements on this thread... I don't see why this would be any different then sitting down in a library or restaurant and using a public, unsecured wireless network for internet access...