Should involuntary manslaughter really be condemned?

Posted by: Blade0886

Aka the killing of another human being without the intent of killing him.

  • Yes

  • No

56% 5 votes
44% 4 votes
  • To be charged you need another component. Recklessness behavior. If you kill someone without intent, and were not being reckless you will not be charged.

    Posted by: TBR
  • I don't think it should be a life long sentence, but definitely some kind of reprimand

  • You will not be charged if you did not do it recklessly. If you were not reckless you will not be charged.

  • Manslaughter is almost always a product of irresponsible actions. It should be condemned to discourage this.

    Posted by: iQ
  • Its involuntary. Shouldn't this be obvious?

    Posted by: Bob13
  • In case of a true accident, no. However, what is called involuntary in court includes negligence, which should be.

    Posted by: BenD
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TBR says2015-09-29T14:47:45.9966202Z
Say you are drinking and driving. You hit a car and kill the driver of the other car. You were being reckless and caused the death, but did not intend to kill the other. Now, you are NOT drinking, hit a car, kill the driver, you may NOT be charged with manslaughter. You need the other bit in there.
Blade0886 says2015-09-29T14:49:38.9271919Z
I guess other countries have different rules. Where I live, recklessness is an aggravating factor, not a requirement.
TBR says2015-09-29T14:52:44.9919700Z
Well... I don't know where you are, but I know of no country where there is not some additional bit. Like criminal negligence.
Blade0886 says2015-09-29T14:54:39.5137723Z
If you speak French, I can leave you the precise article describing it.
Blade0886 says2015-09-29T14:55:21.6657829Z
If you speak French, I can leave you the precise article describing it.
Blade0886 says2015-09-29T14:58:45.1730224Z
An example of what I'm talking about, albeit extreme, would be this: imagine someone carrying something very heavy on a bridge. That person trips, and lets go of his package, which falls under the bridge, and kills someone. You would be charged with unintentional murder.
TBR says2015-09-29T15:09:34.3781809Z
A reasonable person would have to agree his behavior was neglectful. In that case, I doubt it
Blade0886 says2015-10-03T20:16:56.0905561Z
To reply to Bob: it's not that obvious, since involuntary manslaughter is condemned right now, hence the "really" in the question.
Bob13 says2015-10-03T20:22:57.0502975Z
In what country?
TBR says2015-10-03T20:25:54.4569091Z
Bob, are you saying you can not imagine any case where negligence without malice or intent should still be charged?
TBR says2015-10-03T20:27:16.3971755Z
Your a Unitarian? I, well sorta, grew up a Unitarian, and am now, sorta a Unitarian. Was married in the church, go when I feel the need for some giggles.

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