We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So does that make them complicant in this crime?
If a person knows that a product or an action is dangerous to humans and doesn't say anything to warn others...does this make them as guilty as the amnufacturer of the product or action?
Would the higher authorities that knew about this dudes bad behaviour be co-conspirators?