23 June 2008

Brits decide... "enough is enough"

Sorry, Tupac... "Use a gun... you're done."

A man has been jailed for at least 20 years for the murder of a woman caught in a "Wild West" style shoot-out. Magda Pniewska, 26, was shot in the head in New Cross, south London, in October last year.

The conviction for murder of someone who was known not to have fired the fatal shot was described by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as "unprecedented".

CPS lawyer Jane Scholefield said: "Even though the defendant did not fire the fatal round, and even though Magda Pniewska was not the intended target of either gunman, the defendant bears a joint criminal liability for her death.

"Each fired their guns with intent to kill at a time when there were bystanders present between them."
Why didn't Canada bring this hammer down on Richard Steele?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Actually, we had a similar law here in Canada."

"Unfortunately, it was struck down as being, you guessed it, unconstitutional."
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RELATED: Toronto cops 'tighten the net'
Homicide investigators, meanwhile, have traced evidence from cartridge casings found near where Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin were murdered June 13 on Richmond St. W. to records of a handgun used in a previous crime. No details have been released.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mayor Moron of Toronto would never advocate such a policy, socialists believe these shooters are 'victims' that need massive amounts of expensive government intervention - simply locking them up doesn't cost nearly as much as what the socialists want to spend.

Neo Conservative said...

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the moral of the story here... "actions should have consequences."

pay me now... or pay me later.

it's that simple.

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Brian said...

Actually that law has been in effect in the US for quite some time.

In the US , for example if you are with someone with the intent of robbing a person and you had no idea your "friend" had a gun , if your "friend" kills someone , you are also charged with murder.

... the Brits are finally following the "Colonists" !

Neo Conservative said...

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"brian says... that law has been in effect in the US for quite some time."

compare that to canada... where we seem to have trouble jailing the guys who actually have pulled the trigger.

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niccolom said...

Actually, we had a similar law here in Canada. If you participated in crime and someone was killed, even though you were the killer. Unfortunately, it was struck down as being, you guessed it, unconstitutional.

Neo Conservative said...

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"niccolom says... Unfortunately, it was struck down as being, you guessed it, unconstitutional."

thank you, once again, saint pierre trudeau.

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