What about the idea that there must be a concurrence of both actus reus and mens rea for a crime to have been committed. Where is the "bad mind" of the bandit? Can someone who participates in the race as a runner yet intentionally avoids the true benefits of the race such as awards, timing, results, shirts, food, etc really be seen as having a bad mind? Taking this one step beyond, where is the actus reus in banditing? What has been taken from the race or race director? You seem to not want to take on this point directly. Does the director or club have a proprietory interest in the movemet of runners along a street, or an interest in the use of the street at a particular time that can be deprived by the bandit. DO they pay for the privilege to use the street whereby the bandit is wrongfully benefitng from their expenditure. Either way please explain to me where is the deprivation of property or even services in this case. As far as the trespass issue I brought up I was just pointing out the fact that this is not just an issue regarding theft it could be a trespass issue also. By the way, professor, are you grading all repsonses on a curve?[/quote]
Can someone remind me why lawyers have such a bad rep.