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Should the felony-murder rule be banned

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armoredcat
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/6/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 482 times Debate No: 118475
Debate Rounds (5)
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spider_223

Con

The rule of felony-murder is ridiculous as it put's people who either didn't kill or intend to kill in prison for the rest of that person(s) life(s).
armoredcat

Pro

I'll be playing Devil's Advocate here. Boy, This'll be tough.

I'm going to assume that Con means he is Pro, Since he is arguing against the felony murder rule in his original argument.

Anyways, My response is this:

"put's people who either didn't kill or intend to kill in prison for the rest of that person(s) life(s). "

When you participate in a dangerous, Illegal activity that endangers the lives of others, You are accepting the possibility that due to your actions or someone else's, Someone may be killed.

As a moral principle, I ask Con (Pro) this: If someone pulls a lever that has a certain % chance of killing someone (they could choose not to) and that person dies, Are they responsible for first-degree murder? Because that seems to be what is happening in this case.
Debate Round No. 1
spider_223

Con

spider_223 forfeited this round.
armoredcat

Pro

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
spider_223

Con

spider_223 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
spider_223

Con

spider_223 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
spider_223

Con

spider_223 forfeited this round.
armoredcat

Pro

Finally, It is over.

I have fulfilled my BOP and Con has forfeited all of the rounds.

Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by deathtank55555 3 years ago
deathtank55555
I originally planned to support con, But now that i saw that "devil's advocate" passage i decided to do it to. Hard enough.
The rule of felony-murder is ridiculous as it put's people who either didn't kill or intend to kill
to be honest, If you knowingly participate in an malicious activity that has a decent chance of killing someone, You should face the same crime.
in prison for the rest of that person(s) life(s).
the key words here is May be found guilty. If you're a proper judge that tries to eliminate bias, Etc, And you come across this 20 year old person who robbed a department store, With his friends killing someone, It would be normal to demand more evidence before laying out this sentence. This law just gives judges the ability to do it, And it gives them a lot of leeway; the ability to threaten for a confession, The ability to charge someone who came up with the plan but decided not to get their hands dirty, Etc. It doesn't mean they will exercise that right every time, And a judge who does without considering the situation shouldn't be a judge in the first place.
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Vote Placed by zhaod1 3 years ago
zhaod1
spider_223armoredcatTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited 4 rounds, which is poor conduct. Conduct goes to Pro. In addition, Con made one simple argument that is easily refuted by Pro, so argument goes to Pro.

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