Self-Defense is Not a Crime

Discussion in 'Politics' started by thecoder, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. thecoder


    Self-Defense is Not a Crime
    New ‘Rittenhouse law’ would hold prosecutors accountable
    24 Nov, 2021 15:36

    An Oklahoma state senator has introduced legislation that would force the state to compensate defendants accused of murder but later found not guilty due to justifiable homicide, and named it ‘Kyle's law’ after Kyle Rittenhouse.

    Introduced on Tuesday by State Senator Nathan Dahm, a Republican who is running for the US Senate, ‘Kyle’s Law’ would force Oklahoma to cover the legal fees and damages incurred by anyone accused of murder but found to have been acting in self-defense, if the defendant could prove they were the victim of “malicious prosecution.”

    “With the Kyle Rittenhouse trial we’ve seen the impact prosecutors can have on our rights being attacked & possibly taken away for political reasons,” Dahm tweeted, adding that his new legislation would also make prosecutors “personally liable” for pursuing such cases.
    Last week, a Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of first-degree homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment, charges stemming from his shooting dead of two men and wounding of another during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last August. All three shootings were captured on video, and this footage combined with witness testimony convinced the jury that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.

  2. UsualName


    Stupid. Oklahoma is already an equivalent of a second world country in the US, passing a law like this would solidify its further repulsion of educated people and businesses investment.
  3. Alright well, distancing myself from those who wish to denigrate Oklahomans, - looking at you Usual Tard- nasty- I would say that the higher-plane argument against such a move is that the prosecutor has presumably proceeded with a grand jury indictment or upon a probable cause hearing before taking it to trial. If a prosecutor proceeds with a valid outcome from the grand jury or a probable cause hearing, he should not be subject to liability simply from a finding of not guilty.

    Now, if there are complicating factors such as malice of motive, prosecutorial misconduct, failure to hand over exculpatory evidence, excessively paying off witnesses with sweetheart deals and or tampering then the prosecutor has liability there. But not just because they fail to get a conviction. It is not the prosecutors job to get a conviction. In theory it is provide justice, and if it turns outs that along the way justice seems to favor the defendant, so be it.
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  4. Wallet


    Yes, yes. Oklahoma and its cities are secondary to the opulence of say California, SF and LA.


    Do us a favor and don’t come here.
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  5. Wallet


    The proposal is unneeded we’re not overrun with Soro’s funded DA’s looking to undermine society.
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  6. Ricter


    Lol @ Soros! Soros!

    California is the world's 5th largest economy, but the homeless go there because it's warm. Oklahoma weather sucks.
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  7. Yep, just shakin my head.

    Usual Tard certainly extinguished himself with that comment.
  8. Cuddles


    Cali be like "give us your poor, your homeless, those yearning to be free Oklahoma"
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  10. Wallet


    Only for a minute.
    #10     Nov 24, 2021