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The Variable Penalty For Manslaughter


Eric Blair

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you'll remember the recent case of the 2 young savages who beat a random elderly asian man to death for kicks in front of his 3yo granddaughter and received 3 1/2 & 2 1/2 years respectively despite having previous for the same behaviour.

what do you make of this? drug smuggler tricks friend into importing cocaine for him dissolved in a bottle of rum. said friend steals the bottle of rum and passes it on to a 3rd party who drinks some and dies. result for smuggler: sentence of 20 years for manslaughter (in addition to 15 years for smuggling).

what happened to mens rea? and where's the consistency?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10944043

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you'll remember the recent case of the 2 young savages who beat a random elderly asian man to death for kicks in front of his 3yo granddaughter and received 3 1/2 & 2 1/2 years respectively despite having previous for the same behaviour.

what do you make of this? drug smuggler tricks friend into importing cocaine for him dissolved in a bottle of rum. said friend steals the bottle of rum and passes it on to a 3rd party who drinks some and dies. result for smuggler: sentence of 20 years for manslaughter (in addition to 15 years for smuggling).

what happened to mens rea? and where's the consistency?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10944043

You think the law is about justice and fairness? How quaint!

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