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HBT Daily: The cops say MLB knowingly bought stolen documents. That’s bad, right?

May 12, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

  1. metalhead65 - May 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    it was bad for bio genesis and the cheaters but otherwise I don’t have a problem with it.

    • drewsylvania - May 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      So it’s fine when greedy corp breaks the law, but not fine when an employee does?

  2. mornelithe - May 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    As long as MLB wasn’t complicit in the theft, I’ve no problems with it. Might have an issue with the guy who sold them, rather than turning them over freely. But w/e, people are greedy.

    • drewsylvania - May 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      You aren’t paying attention. They *were* complicit. That’s the whole point. They were the buyers.

  3. hardjudge - May 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Knowingly possessing stolen property is a felony. Send the Commission to prison.

    • mornelithe - May 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      Unless you’re a cop, fed, or otherwise a civil servant. In which case, under the silver platter doctrine, obtaining stolen evidence is completely legal, and admissible in court (as long as the authorities weren’t complicit in the theft).

      • mornelithe - May 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM

        Thumbs down if you want, but you’re thumbing down actual law/legal precedent.

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - May 12, 2014 at 3:21 PM

        The thumb’s down most likely comes from the fact that your point is completely irrelevant since MLB is not a “cop, fed, or otherwise civil servant”, and thus the Silver Platter Doctrine is not applicable. MLB is a private entity, so their possession of stolen property would be a felony, just as hardjudge said.

      • peymax1693 - May 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

        I have been a practicing attorney in Massachusetts for 16 years and I have never heard of the silver platter doctrine.
        Perhaps it’s a law in other states, but in Massachusetts if you receive property knowing it is stolen, you have committed a crime (whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor depends on the value of the property)

      • clydeserra - May 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

        So I know a bike is stolen, but I buy it anyway to keep and use for myself, and I have committed no crime because I am not a cop?


    • lukedunphysscienceproject - May 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      peymax- I had actually never heard of it either, but I was pointing out that it wouldn’t apply here anyway….. So anyway, I just googled it and turns out that such a thing did exist. Unfortunately for morne, it was ruled unconstitutional 54 years ago.

  4. hardjudge - May 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM


  5. SBoy - May 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Of far greater concern is when newspapers or websites print/post leaked military intelligence information that can potentially put our troops in harms way, that would be considered treason if given to our enemies but technically okay.

    • Reflex - May 13, 2014 at 12:24 AM

      Wrong thread..

  6. ahrmon - May 12, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    B-b-b-but A-Rod is history’s greatest monster, so the ends justify the means.

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