justifiable homicide


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justifiable homicide

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(Law) lawful killing, as in self-defence or to prevent a crime
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The first of these is the court of inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
The excessive audacity of this retort so overpowered Mr Chuckster, and so moved his tender regard for his friend's honour, that he declared, if he were not restrained by official considerations, he must certainly have annihilated Kit upon the spot; a resentment of the affront which he did consider, under the extraordinary circumstances of aggravation attending it, could but have met with the proper sanction and approval of a jury of Englishmen, who, he had no doubt, would have returned a verdict of justifiable Homicide, coupled with a high testimony to the morals and character of the Avenger.
The expression on the face of the man who, with his hands in his pockets, stands by the stern, smoking a cigar, is sufficient to excuse a breach of the peace by itself; and the lordly whistle for you to get out of the way would, I am confident, ensure a verdict of "justifiable homicide" from any jury of river men.
"Justifiable homicide" can generally be interpreted as "The guy who got shot damn well deserved it." I see this tragic incident as more of an "excusable homicide," meaning "It shouldn't have happened, but any reasonable person who stood in Brailsford's position and knew what he knew, would very likely have made the same mistake."
USA Today reported that Sheriff Grady Judd of the Polk County Sheriff's Office stated during a press conference that this shooting was "a justifiable homicide all day long....
Have you noticed that while lots of TV shows depict death--be it in gun battles, car crashes, murder, mayhem, war or "justifiable homicide," entertainment rarely depicts a funeral?
For all four, the Coroner's Court verdict was "justifiable homicide" and the group draws on the reports of the court in preparing the history boards.
(19) Justifiable homicide was faultless and required an acquittal.
The defendant cannot be guilty of manslaughter by committing a merely negligent act or if the killing was either justifiable or excusable homicide, as I have previously instructed you.: (The explanations of justifiable homicide and excusable homicide are in Instruction 7.1.
In 2013, more than 6,000 black Americans lost their lives to homicide, including 140 such deaths that the FBI reported as justifiable homicide by law enforcement.