Originally Posted by Bob Dole
Oh. So THAT'S why the legal system has different degrees of murder and those manslaughter things.
Always wondered about that.
Yeah, I already gave up on that one. Good luck.
In the end, that's what makes the legal discussion relevant. There's a circumstance where society, through the legal system, has decided that someone should be given a slight break for what he's done.
Voluntary manslaughter is an acknowledgment of human frailty. Of the idea that people who will go on a message board and SWEAR they would never hurt a women...might, because history has shown that ordinary, rational, reasonable people have been known to do just that.
I'd like to believe that Jovan Belcher was an ordinary, rational, reasonable person that snapped because the alternative is even worse.
I guess that makes me a dumbass or something. Or maybe my screen name does. Shit, I can't keep these things straight.