Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary
Thompson thinks about the kid who was fined and jailed for vagrancy. He cannot imagine what the penalties might be for his transgressions. He considers the potential charges—rape and larceny among them—but decides the magazine’s lawyers would be wily enough to keep him out of jail for years, probably forever. Thompson fantasizes about moving all over the world; with each move, his defense attorneys would concoct new reasons to delay trials based on the change of venue.
He considers the sanity of such a scheme but then wonders what could be considered sane in a country under the rule of Richard Nixon. Once again, Thompson ponders the changes that have occurred in America since the 1960s. He also thinks about the...
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