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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 11:15 AM

Someone please explain :

If a bank is robbed and someone is killed by the robbers everyone involved in that bank robbery is just as guilty as the person who murdered the victem.

Why is this NOT the case (it appears) in the Capitol insurrection?

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SayItLoud Jan 2021 OP
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SheltieLover Jan 2021 #4
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Maraya1969 Jan 2021 #3
Jersey Devil Jan 2021 #5

Response to SayItLoud (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 11:18 AM

1. If a bank is robbed the COPs don't let the robbers walk away then try and find

them later either.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 11:52 AM

4. +1,000!

No casually waltzing out of the bank, partying for 2-3 days near crime scene & flying home, while creating havoc on flights with ZERO consequences!

I'm afraid the rot runs very very deep...

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Response to SayItLoud (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 11:27 AM

2. We don't know how they will be punished. P

If they give 400 insurrectionists stiff penalties with 20 years in prison or more.
Iíll be happy.

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Response to SayItLoud (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 11:27 AM

3. I posted a link to a lawyer on Youtube who explained that more charges are

coming for these people. He said the initially charge something that they are absolutely sure they can charge but then things go to the grand jury and if indictments are sent down they are usually much more serious charges.

I think this may be the video but I'm not sure. There are several on Youtube right now that probably would be helpful.

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Response to SayItLoud (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:12 PM

5. Actually, it isn't all that simple

Generally, felony murder is only for certain commonlaw crimes. For instance, a death during a burglary. But, let's say the break in occurred during the day. Is it still felony murder even though the crime is breaking and entering(not a commonlaw felony in many jurisdictions) rather than burglary (which is a commonlaw felony which consists of a break in if it occurs after dark. If the break in occurs during daylight it is not a burglary)

Also, in the case of the DC riots, if someone died outside the Capitol buildings, can those who broke into the Capitol be charged with felony murder even though it happened outside, totally independent of the the break in? There has to be some nexus between the underlying felony and the death for felony murder to apply.

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