Is it murder if no one thinks it's murder

October 9, 2019, 5:13 am

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The debate "Is it murder if no one thinks it's murder" was started by Allirix on October 9, 2019, 5:13 am. 12 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

TheExistentialist posted 1 argument to the agreers part.

Allirix, TheExistentialist, Shrivali_16, haphil1992, Agrumentman and 7 visitors agree.
dinosaurrawr, YEET and 5 visitors disagree.

I agree with you that 99.9% of the time you would be correct. But jury nullification is a real thing. Juries can rule that someone is not guilty if they feel the law is unjust. So it is possible for the popularity of a law to be relevant. If the jury says they are not guilty, then legally they did not commit a murder even if they did kill the person.

2 months ago

Murder, by definition is unlawful. Therefore, it is independent of opinion and only subject to interpretation in accordance to the law. Murder is also dependent on the laws of a given municipality and even time. So an act may be considered murder in one part of the world but not another; an act may be considered murder at one point in time and "not-murder" at another point in time. When defining an act as murder or "not-murder" the only consideration is legality not opinion.

2 months ago
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