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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Actually there are many crimes that are upped if the victim is a police officer. Killing a cop (along with killing children and killing more that one person ie serial/mass murderers) in the US is a capital murder, killing your spouse, say, is a first degree. If you assault a civilian, usually that's only a misdemeanor. Assault a police officer on duty and it becomes a felony. It's not about the cop being better (and I know you're no fan of law enforcement), it's about trying to protect those with a dangerous job. Also, the thinking is, if you're willing to kill a cop, you wouldn't hesitate to kill anyone else.
    If you're willing to kill any human, why would you hesitate to kill anyone else? I can think of reasons why someone may shoot a cop when they normally wouldn't kill anyone else. But regardless, human is human. And I know there are crimes that are upped if you involve a cop, I just don't think it's right. Because in a lot of crimes, cops are involved (responding to crimes, etc) so statistically speaking it's more likely that they could get caught up in it. But lots of people have dangerous jobs, some even more so than cops. I mean if I shoot an Alaskan crab fisherman, am I going to see the higher penalties? No. It's specifically protecting the government personnel. But it shouldn't matter, a person is a person and murder is murder. People should face the appropriate law for the crime they commit. The system must be kept open and fair. Equal crime, equal time.
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    In Canada, all murder is classified as either first or second degree. Here are circumstances that constitute first-degree murder. In the U.S. we think of first-degree murder as premeditated. In Canada, it's different:

    planned and deliberate
    contracted
    committed against an identified peace officer
    while committing or attempting to commit hijacking an aircraft
    while committing or attempting to commit sexual assault
    while committing or attempting to commit sexual assault with a weapon
    while committing or attempting to commit aggravated sexual assault
    while committing or attempting to commit kidnapping and forcible confinement
    hostage taking
    while committing criminal harassment
    committed during terrorist activity
    while using explosives in association with a criminal organization
    while committing intimidation.[4]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_(Canadian_law)
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    In Canada, all murder is classified as either first or second degree. Here are circumstances that constitute first-degree murder. In the U.S. we think of first-degree murder as premeditated. In Canada, it's different:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_(Canadian_law)
    we only have two classifications of murder as well. just a myriad of definitions by state.

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