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But that happens all the time. If you beat someone up and they die as a result of their injuries, you are charged differently than if they live, and rightfully so. If you are driving drunk in your Yugo and slam into the back of a Ford F-350 and the only one hurt is you, you are charged differently than if you run over and kill a guy on his motorcycle. And so on.
31. McCoy Wilfong for Money Posted: June 01, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4457775)
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strange how they manage to keep it out of the news that every person in a european city that has a football stadium in it wears only one color - kind of like the old pics of the Chinese in the blue unis
Nothing better than the people who have to tell you they have you on ignore.
The smug cloud gets larger and larger each day.
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I always loves these threads because so many people become advocates of responsibility free decision making.
I already have my $4 megabus tickets.
you are teh awesomeness.
in case i forgot to tell yall before
If anything I'm the guy wearing the Yankee hat with a bunch of you guys being the beer tossers.
What's Megabus like? Seen cheap tickets before but also have seen the typical Greyhound passenger. I'd rather wear a Yankees hat to a Orioles game than ride with some of those people.
Correct. Throwing the beer instigates the assault, just like spitting on someone.
I sorta agree with you but you've got this backwards. Death can be the result of any physical assault for exactly these reasons. Therefore basic and aggravated assault should carry much harsher penalties than they do. Same with drunk driving (at least "seriously impaired" driving however you want to define that).
If two drivers act equally recklessly, than what they did should be considered equally bad. Giving the guy who fortunately only drove his car into a cornfield a slap on the wrist, while sending the guy who drove his into an intersection away for a decade plus makes no sense at all.
To some extent, laws are devised so that injured parties (or their survivors) don't continue to feel aggrieved when they leave the courthouse. If a drunk driver who killed only faced the same penalty as one who did not, then the victims survivors would be likely to continue the matter via vendetta.
If you drive drunk, you are basically playing the lottery with your and other people's lives
But let's take this a step further. What if the guy who only drives his car into a cornfield lives in a one horse town where there is literally nothing but cornfields between the bar and his house, while the guy who drives into an intersection lives in midtown Manhattan? By your rules, isn't the former acting less recklessly and thus should receive a lighter penalty? If I explode a pressure cooker bomb in my empty backyard, should I get the same punishment as somebody who does it at the finish line of the Boston Marathon?
If you drive drunk, you are basically playing the lottery with your and other people's lives. If two drivers act equally recklessly, than what they did should be considered equally bad. Giving the guy who fortunately only drove his car into a cornfield a slap on the wrist, while sending the guy who drove his into an intersection away for a decade plus makes no sense at all.
I think he'd say the two drivers (or the two bombers) weren't acting equally recklessly, and thus shouldn't necessarily face the same punishment. The argument, which I'm inclined to side with, says the degree of recklessness matters when meting justice, but the more fickle end result does not of two equally reckless actions should not.
OK, let's say I'm a poor bomb maker. Though I wanted to kill many people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, my bomb only made a lot of smoke and did little more than make a lot of people cough. Should I face the death penalty?
I will say, in a similar vein, it's always struck me as somewhat unjust that attempted murderers usually get much lighter sentences than murderers. So, your bullet misses a vital organ by a fraction and you are therefore less of a menace to society? You basically get rewarded for being bad at murder.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone on this site take such a clearly indefensible stand -- that someone deserves to get the bejesus beaten out of them if they wear the wrong laundry in a public place -- then so resolutely double and triple and quadruple down on it, insulting everyone along the way. Truly epic trolling.
If someone was to teach a self defense class for women and one of the rules was "Dont put yourself into dangerous situations. Be aware of your surroundings." Would anyone get upset with this piece of advice?
OK? So someone suggests something similar about being in a ball park, dont LOSE YOUR MINDS!
From what I gather and McCoy and the other guy are just mentioning a bit of PROSPECTIVE things to think about. It's not blaming the victim or anything like that.
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