View Poll Results: Is the Captain innocent or guilty?

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Thread: Innocent or Guilty?

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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post

    On'tda etgay ittay.

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    Actually, it's a well-known legal term.

    THe definition of such (as is the thrust of any argument I might produce) is just a click away.
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh!! Thank you, Google.

    Never heard of that, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks, Gardner.

    Oops -- I didn't see this response until after I submitted mine!
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
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    Innocent or Guilty?If you post anything in a language other than English, you are supposed to post the translation in English as well, please.




    Also, my Latin isn't so hot...

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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    But mens rea has a number of levels. He'd have the intent to put someone over the side knowing that they'd drown; while it's not necessarily an intent to murder, it may well be found to be intent to kill.
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
    Would say the Captain is innocent. (But Gardner is guilty for "talking funny"....)



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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post


    Also, my Latin isn't so hot...
    You just haven't met the right Latin, that's all, Goshin.

    Thanks for reminder, though. I knew I was being bad, and am guilty as charged.
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Would say the Captain is innocent. (But Gardner is guilty for "talking funny"....)



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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Legally, he's probably guilty...but I think most judges/juries would push for the lightest sentence possible, and maybe charge him with a lesser crime than murder. There was a similar case in the 1800s in the US involving a shipwrecked crew of a ship. They had no food, so four of the crew members killed and ate the fifth member, who was the weakest. They were convicted of murder, but served only about six months in jail due to the circumstances.
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    All choices are wrong. The correct choice is to advise passengers of the situation and allow people to volunteer to jump over board. Even then they may survive if they remain close to the boat using ropes and life savers until the storm passes.
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    Re: Innocent or Guilty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    All choices are wrong. The correct choice is to advise passengers of the situation and allow people to volunteer to jump over board. Even then they may survive if they remain close to the boat using ropes and life savers until the storm passes.


    Okay. Two selfless saints jump overboard. The other 28 say "screw that!" and remain in the boat. Boat sinks in the storm. All die. No one is saved.

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