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> In the USA, you don't have to kill to be a murderer...
post Apr 9 2018, 01:06 PM
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In Alabama USA, after police killed a burglary suspect in a shootout, the officer was not charged - instead a teenage boy who did not fire the gun has been found guilty of his murder.

And if you read the BBC news item linked below, there's a case where a man was convicted of murder for loaning his car to friends who went on to murder an 18-year-old girl. According to prosecutors, it didn't matter that he was 30 minutes away. Prosecutors said that if he hadn't loaned his car, the murder would not have taken place. “No car, no crime,” said the prosecutor, David Rimmer. “No car, no consequences. No car, no murder.”


They got some funny laws and ideas about justice over there.

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post Apr 10 2018, 02:13 PM
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I read this story the other day. That example with the car, isn't that exactly what a certain ex-player and chairman of ours did? Just as well he didn't do it in America!

It does seem crazy. Murder by definition has to be deliberate and done with malice, which is why things like death by drunk driving, as irresponsible as they are, are not murder. Surely a bereaved family can't be happy with sentencing like this?
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