Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Kamekaze v.OT, Oct 6, 2009.
+1000 for the good guys.
I dont agree with that law. Too harsh.
You look at it the wrong way. Its perfectly fair. They committed a felony together. As a result of his decision to commit a felony, the other guy was killed. Therefore he is responsible for that death. Had he not decided to participate in that felony, the other guy would still be alive, therefore, shooter or not he is absolutely, directly responsible for the other kids death.
A perfectly fair and good law. You commit a crime and someone dies, you are responsible. If you dont want to take that chance, do not commit the crime.
I think Jack McCoy said that verbatim in an episode of law and order
We ride together, We die together...bad boys 4 life.
Wow 55 years is pretty long for not actually commiting a actual murder. Granted that is probably robbery + murder + anything else they could think of. Actual time served, and the training the criminals get in prison to become more dangerous criminals, and the whole insane cluster fuck that is our legal system is a whole other matter.
If I were in charge I would just drop the worst offenders into the middle east. They can either be target practice for terrorist, or they can subject the population of terrorist states with their crimes. Either way I think it's a win. Inexpensive too.
That is a really good idea.
And I am torn on sentences like that, I think they deserve it, but at the same time, I don't think others pay enough attention for that to prevent others from committing other crimes.
maybe he shouldnt go around robbing people if he doesnt like being charged with a crime.
No, the guy that got killed is responsible for his own death. If his friend didnt come along he still would have done it and been killed, so his buddy is not directly responsible for his death. I dont think you understand what directly means.
but he DID go.
Unless he blackmailed his buddy or something I don't think he's responsible for his death. His friend made the choice to go.
Personally I feel that if the other criminal dies, this law shouldn't be applied, after all the other criminal involved knew the risks and willingly took them.
Now if a victim dies it is a different story, since they helped setup the situation that lead to the victim's death they are responsible for the outcome.
They both made the choice to go out and commit a felony. If they had robbed and murded somebody shouldn't they both be charged with the murder, even if only one of them pulled the trigger?
55 fucking years! Might as well kill him since he gets out when he's 73 years old.
I'd donate the ammo.
Nah, our shitbag governor will end up classifying this type of crime as not dangerous to the public at large and then release him from prison