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When should the law turn a blind eye to a crime? D&D user banned
Jun 19th '12

Yes it will be clear what inspired this, but please keep the comments general, because I'm debating the concept, not that case.



Scenario.



A person commits an action that breaks a law. Some people agree with said action, and because of that, don't feel charges should be brought against the person.



Since every single law in existence has people who will not agree with it, and since every crime committed will have people who feel a "blind eye should be turned", at which point do we turn that eye and not lay charges?



When 51% or more of people agree to turning the blind eye? When one group manages to cry louder than the other? Or do we keep everything equal for all and never turn that blind eye once a law has been broken?



C.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12

I think when an incident falls under "justifiable homicide"



Justifiable homicide is the killing of one person by another that is committed without malice or criminal intent. When a person commits a justifiable homicide they are not guilty of a criminal offense. Homicide can be considered justifiable homicide if it is committed in self defense, the defense of others, while trying to prevent of serious crime, and in the line of duty. Capital punishment is also considered justifiable homicide. Preventing a prisoner from fleeing by means of deadly force may also be considered justifiable homicide.



http://www.criminal-law-lawyer-source.com/terms/justifiable.html

Thread Killa 3 kids; Ocala, Florida 9822 posts
Jun 19th '12

If you commit a crime charges should be filed and you should be tried. If a jury of your peers feels that the crime you committed was justified then you get off. But you should still have to stand trial for your wrong doing. One person gets away with something then everyone is gonna try the same thing.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting Amberchik78:" I think when an incident falls under "justifiable homicide" Justifiable homicide is the killing of one ... [snip!] ... of deadly force may also be considered justifiable homicide. http://www.criminal-law-lawyer-source.com/terms/justifiable.html"


So when someone dies, it's ok to turn a blind eye sometimes, but every other lesser crime needs to be dealt with in court, no matter what the circumstances.



C.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
Jun 19th '12

I believe everything should be kept equal no matter what.
With the case you are referring to (;P) I believe the intent of his actions were noble, but he still went about it in a way that is known to be punishable by law. If certain people can get away with breaking the law because of 'certain circumstances' that will lead people to think they can get away with breaking the law if they find a way to justify their actions and that'll create a whole bunch of chaos!

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting God:" So when someone dies, it's ok to turn a blind eye sometimes, but every other lesser crime needs to be dealt with in court, no matter what the circumstances. C."


I didn't set the precedent for justifiable homicide. The law gives wiggle room for certain types of situations.

★ Irishewwie 1 child; Tokeland, Washington 67059 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting October Rust:" I believe everything should be kept equal no matter what. With the case you are referring to (;P) I believe ... [snip!] ... they can get away with breaking the law if they find a way to justify their actions and that'll create a whole bunch of chaos!"


Ding ding ding. Completely agree with you on this.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting Amberchik78:" I didn't set the precedent for justifiable homicide. The law gives wiggle room for certain types of situations. "


But I'm asking your opinion. So you personally believe if you kill someone, there are times it's ok to turn a blind eye, but no other crimes should have a blind eye turned to them, no matter the justification?



I didn't ask what that laws were, I want to know what you think.



C.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting October Rust:" I believe everything should be kept equal no matter what. With the case you are referring to (;P) I believe ... [snip!] ... they can get away with breaking the law if they find a way to justify their actions and that'll create a whole bunch of chaos!"


he was covered by the law, which is why he's not getting charged with a crime. He didn't commit one, according to our justice system.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting God:" But I'm asking your opinion. So you personally believe if you kill someone, there are times it's ok ... [snip!] ... a blind eye turned to them, no matter the justification? I didn't ask what that laws were, I want to know what you think. C."


you already know my opinion on this... I do believe you said I am what is wrong with society.



I'm just going to discuss the law.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting Amberchik78:" you already know my opinion on this... I do believe you said I am what is wrong with society. I'm just going to discuss the law. "


If you don't want to debate the subject at hand, you'll find you have no one to debate with.



I already know what the laws are, that's not a debate.



C.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting God:" If you don't want to debate the subject at hand, you'll find you have no one to debate with. I already know what the laws are, that's not a debate. C."


well, in this situation, I find it more than justified. If I could find the dad, I would buy him a beer and give him a goddamn medal. With the new details that were released AFTER the initial story, I don't know how anyone can fault the dad for what he did.

★ Irishewwie 1 child; Tokeland, Washington 67059 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting Amberchik78:" well, in this situation, I find it more than justified. If I could find the dad, I would buy him a beer ... [snip!] ... With the new details that were released AFTER the initial story, I don't know how anyone can fault the dad for what he did. "


He took someone's life. Yes, what the guy was doing was wrong but he still took a life. NOTHING justifies taking someone's life.

Sans Foy's Gone Fishing Hughesville, Maryland 44257 posts
Jun 19th '12

If you want to be fair, never. That's what courts are for. If it really is one of those exceptional cases, a jury should be able to sort that.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Jun 19th '12
Quoting ★ Irishewwie