if you aim a pot shot at A and hit B instead, although the consequence is unintended, nevertheless you're still guilty of an offence. This is the principle of transferred malice so I trust we'll see a few prosecutions of those responsible for these needless deaths <--- of US soldiers in Baghdad.<br><br>km<br><br>
Loc: Alexandria, VA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>if you aim a pot shot at A and hit B instead, although the consequence is unintended, nevertheless you're still guilty of an offence<p><hr></blockquote><p>Isn't that what I was saying the other day, and wasn't your response that in such instances, guilt depended on intent?<br><br>There probably will at least be an investigation of this incident to be sure ...<br><br><br><br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
Exactly<br><br>Just like the Pat Tillman case<br>the only flack from that was<br>due to the attempted cover-up <br>and the use of his death for<br>recruitment propaganda, not<br>for the wrongful death, nor<br>even negligent homicide.<br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> [color:green]. . . _ _ _ . . .</font color=green><br>
I don't recall quite the same situation being discussed in the previous thread but yes, there has to be a criminal intent in the first place for it to be transferred from the intended to the actual victim.<br><br>km<br><br>
regardless who's fault, ... man that's sad.... <br><br>point is they should have never been there in the first place....<br><br>we shouldn't be there... <br><br>thank "the decider" !<br><br>David (OFI)
[color:blue]we shouldn't be there... thank "the decider" !</font color=blue><br><br>Yup, looks like a case of first degree murder because there was a clear intent to kill the Iraqis. When the decider decided to listen to the extremists in his cabinet and ignore the wiser counsel of the world this is exactly the kind of mess that quite a few of us had in mind.<br><br>km<br><br>
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