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  •  You've lost the meaning of words. (0+ / 0-)

    Homicide is the killing of a human being by another human being. Period. Full stop.

    The reasons and excuses for one person killing another person cannot ever in a bazillion years make the dead un-dead or negate the fact of the killing or magically render the kill-shot undone for the human who delivered it.

    That isn't a difficult concept, James. "Self-defense" may keep you out of prison because a jury believe that excuse, but it doesn't undo the deed.

    •  No, self defense means your actions were lawful. (2+ / 0-)
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      nextstep, VClib

      That's the concept you don't understand.  "Self-defense" is not an excuse.  It means that the person who acted in self-defense acted legally, and the OTHER PERSON, who may be dead, is the one who acted illegally.  

      If Stranger comes up to me and points a gun at me and says "I'm going to shoot you," and I shoot him first and he dies, I acted in self-defense.  That means I acted legally, and HE acted illegally.  That's not "an excuse."  

      •  Absolutely correct (0+ / 0-)

        Also correct that the person is still dead and you'll spend the rest of your life wondering if you could have done anything differently.

        Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

        by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:23:31 PM PDT

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