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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by hunterguy86, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. hunterguy86

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    I need some help finding this for my stupid philosophy class. Does anyone know where I can find something like this:
    provide a description of a REAL-LIFE case in which someone has committed a wrong-doing but argues that he or she shouldn’t be punished. The person wants to be “excused” from punishment on the grounds that the action wasn’t really his or her fault; the person “couldn’t (under the circumstances) have done otherwise”. (Example: there have been court cases in which defense attorneys suggested that the wrong-doers weren’t fully responsible because they had “listened to too much heavy metal music”.)


    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    What about when you kill someone who is intending Imediately to kill someone (i.e. child/loved one) who is unable to defend themselves it is legal providing proper circumstances but it is still "wrong" to kill another person.
     
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    How far did the person(s) need to argue? Columbine would be a great example if it didn't need to be the person himself arguing. I remember how much the music and media got blasted for that catastrophe.
     
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    thats the kind of case im lookin for. heavy metal caused defendant to kill someone, defendant insane at the time stuff like that, though neither of those two examples can be used.

    This assignment really bites the big one
     
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    Why not? because the defendant himself isn't alive to say it?
     
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    give us some more details what kinda stuff can be used?
     
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    EH, do the Twinky guy defense
     
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    It has to be a case where the person committed a crime but they say it wasnt their fault because some outside factor made them do it, such as heavy metal music, video games or the insanity plea. Stuff like that. columbine is a good example of that, I just cant use it because the example was used in class.
     
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    hey RJ what the twinky guy defense?
     
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    I can't recall exactly, but someone tried to get off of killing someone because of a combination of diabetes and twinkies.

    OH YEAH!

    HARVEY MILK!

    Super cool gay guy got killed by a total bastard

    http://www.ohnonews.com/twinkie.html
     
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    BILL CLINTON !!! :doah:
     
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    Hey thanks for all the help. I really appriciate it. I found a case on that link RJ put up. Some guy said prozac made him blow stuff up. It was kinda funny.

    Thanks again.

    Dustin
     
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    i remember two kids shooting at cars in the south somewhere, said they were re-enacting scenes from grand theft auto (video game).

    ended up killing someone, injuring several others.

    ryan
     
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    There have been bank robberies where the actual bank robber was the bank manager. The actual perpetraters had kidnapped the managers family and had threatened to kill them if the manager did not rob the bank and give them the money. I seen this on court tv this summer. Sorry that I do not know more specifics on the case.
     
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    that i can think of off the top of my head.

    siverchair israels son, kids when and killed a bunch of people after listening to that song (singing about a masicer)

    and judist preast two kid off them selves after listening to there music parents blam sublimanal messages in the songs of judest preast telling the kids to kill themselves.


    or how about the newest delinquint jerkoff hired by my company, it not his fault hes is constantly late(and misses work because the work trucks levae) because his friend doesent pick him up. ass hat!!!
     

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