Reply to post: Re: The law is wrong

Crime epidemic or never had it so good? Drilling into statistics is murder

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Re: The law is wrong

You can't just remove "intent" from consideration - the offence is defined by intent!

I didn't propose removing intent from consideration, only inverting the stack. you prove you didn't intend to kill the person you just stabbed or we should assume you did. Rather than us having to prove you intended to kill them when you bought, carried, pulled, and used a knife on them.

In the case of an assailed homeowner, the burden of proof is met by being in your own home which is being broken into by an intruder. In the case of the wannabe ganster on the street, well, they're going to need to work a bit harder to prove they didn't intend to kill someone with their illegally carried knife.

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