Originally Posted by hydrashok
Hmmm... trapped in a plane for a few hours? Or trapped in an 8X10 jail cell for longer??? I'd have opted for the free plane ticket.
If I go to jail for freeing 100 prisoners would I not then be a martyr? Some folks blow themselves up for that sort of street cred
Oh, wait. I got it wrong. Some folks blow themselves up to kill
Do you seriously think that in today's world of instant news a guy breaking out of that plane would be convicted of anything? I would gladly spend a night in jail if it meant I could get my family and the rest of the passengers out of that plane. Hell, the pilot was on the edge of doing the same thing!
The airport and Jet Blue are the criminals here. If the passengers open the damned doors in order to escape from an oppressive situation that is not a criminal act in my mind. The guy who opens the door might be jailed immediately (Hell, at least jail has working toilets, heat and food. At least in this country as far as I know.), but do you really think that he would be convicted for a crime for doing so? I hope that would not be the case.