[LMB] The ideal crime

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 01:52:49 BST 2019


On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:03:25 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
wrote:

>Defense of one's own life, or the life of another, is a legal defense for
>homicide just about everywhere, at least here in the US.  Proving that you
>were acting in self-defense, OTOH, can be difficult at best.

In some jurisdictions, prevention of a "heinous crime" is a defence for
homicide, e.g. shooting someone to prevent them setting fire to a
populated building or planting a bomb.
--
success, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. (Ambrose Bierce)


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