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Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter. Manslaughter is a killing committed in the absence of malice, brought about by reasonable provocation, or diminished capacity. Involuntary manslaughter, where it is recognized, is a killing that lacks all but the most attenuated guilty intent (mens rea), recklessness.
Most societies consider murder to be a very serious crime, and thus believe that the person charged should receive harsh punishments for the purposes of retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, or incapacitation. In most countries, a person convicted of murder generally faces a long-term prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted.
In many common law jurisdictions, a person convicted of murder will receive a mandatory life sentence. In jurisdictions where capital punishment exists, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act; however, this practice is now less common.
A jury has rejected claims of self-defense and found Simeon Berkley guilty of second-degree murder in a road-rage incident in Everett in 2019.
Berkley testified that Steven Whitemarsh had been aggressively tailgating his car in July 2019, and Whitemarsh’s Lincoln Navigator crashed into the back...
Some of you may have missed this news story with major headlines during the past week. It opens a serious dialog at our own neighborhoods. Orinda CA is a small, wealth community just east of Oakland CA. This town is quiet and at one point the home town to basketball star Stephan Curry and his...
Multiple felon recidivist scumbag on probation gets popped with warrants and a gun. Prosecutors miss the 72 hr deadline to charge him so he's released. Murders someone with a gun on Sunday.
Maybe instead of burdening the law abiding with more do nothing laws, we use our existing justice system...
Absolutely insane. Dude livestreamed it. I watched it out of a morbid curiosity and found it utterly horrific. The shooter was without remorse, and his manifesto is nuts.
Christchurch mosque shootings: One arrested, at least nine dead
What is of interest are his efforts to drag US gun culture...
The debate is currently raging, over whether he should be charged with a crime.
Here are links to some news reports about this shooting:
Surveillance video shows moments before Lakeland commissioner shoots, kills man for stealing hatchet
Did Lakeland commissioner need to kill suspected...
Every time one of these mass murder events occurs at a school we hear people asking what can we do to prevent this. Many of the anti-gun people fall back on the reduction of the availability of firearms as the main answer to this question. I disagree but I don't have the expertise to identify...
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People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital
Brazil - 60k gun deaths /year ( not sure how many are suicide )...
I realize the other thread got shut down, so I hope folks keep it on target here since there is still plenty of news to discuss and we still need a place to talk about this. So please, keep it on topic so the mods don't shut this thread down too.
I just heard on the news that they...
Last night the CBS show 60 Minutes had a segment on Chicago and the dramatic increase in the murder rate in 2016. 50+ street gangs attempting to control the drug trade, and the police actually backing off a bit because it's a no-win situation for them. It seems to be bordering on lawless in...