Jiaying ordering Calvin “Mr. Hyde” Zabo to be dropped off in Milwaukee would not have a “Happy Days” ending on Agents of SHIELD. Jiaying’s willful indifference to the damage that Cal could wreck upon anyone doing a pilgrimage to the Shotz Brewery could subject her to criminal liability. In short, a jury would find Jiaying’s statement, “those people are not my concern,” to be not “cool.”
As Jiaying will learn, liability for the reckless endangerment of others cannot be avoided as easily as Chuck Cunningham.
Taking Cal to Arnold’s
“Mr. Hyde” is a highly unstable individual with super strength as a result from experimenting on himself. Cal’s actions on Agents of SHIELD have included unlawful human experimentation; murder; committing treason by providing HYDRA a Diviner (a WMD); forming a criminal conspiracy with super-powered humans to attack a high school; and an attempted mass casualty event by broadcasting Angar the Screamer over an AM radio channel (OK, maybe not mass casualty, but a few).
Cal is also mentally unhinged. Skye/Daisy recognized the danger in simply dropping Cal off in Milwaukee like an abandoned puppy. When confronted with the fact that Cal is dangerous and would go on a rampage, Jiaying’s reply simply was “those people are not my concern.”
I Found My Liability on Blueberry Hill
Wisconsin defines Recklessly Endangering Safety as follows:
(1) FIRST-DEGREE RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING SAFETY.Whoever recklessly endangers another’s safety under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life is guilty of a Class F felony.
(2) SECOND-DEGREE RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING SAFETY.Whoever recklessly endangers another’s safety is guilty of a Class G felony.Sub. (2) is new. It creates the offense of endangering safety by criminal recklessness. See s. 939.24 and the NOTE thereto. [Bill 191-S].
Wis. Stat. § 941.30.
Criminal recklessness is defined when someone creates “an unreasonable and substantial risk of death or great bodily harm to another human being and the actor is aware of that risk.” Wis. Stat. § 939.24.
Jiaying having Gordon teleport to Milwaukee and leave Mr. Hyde to rampage demonstrates an utter disregard for human life. Jiaying’s actions are purposeful and with the knowledge that Cal will start injuring others out of anger. A jury would find such conduct inhuman if innocent people were injured after abandoning Cal, showing there was a substantial risk for Mr. Hyde to injure others and that Jiaying knew of the risk, but decided to engage in the conduct anyway.
Now, here is a question: Was the Fonz an Inhuman? He could control the jukebox with the snap of his fingers and win the hearts of the ladies at will. If Fonzie was an Inhuman, his powers did not save him from jumping the shark.