From: "Brian Sharrock"
Subject: Re: [NEWS]: Probe: U.S. Knew of Jet Terror Plots
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 18:27:49 +0100
Organization: [posted via Easynet UK]
"Fred J. McCall" wrote in message
> Vince Brannigan wrote:
> :it is a difficult concept to grasp , but no, crimes in the legal sense do
> :not exist until someone is convicted. for example
> No, it is not a difficult concept to grasp at all. What you appear to
> consistently miss is that this is not a court and we're not existing
> 'in the legal sense'.
After reading Vince's exposition of 'crime ... do not exist
until someone is convicted ...' I now realise where I've (
and lots of other people) have gone wrong.
THe police forces are all wrong as their modus operandi
seems to be 'crime reported, find villian, give to 'Justice
System' to convict, conviction = case closed'. They're all,
according to Vince, wrong! They should start with a conviction
and worl back to the crime.
My local constabulary was wrong too;- they gave me a 'Crime number'
and they haven't convicted anyone for a burgulary.
However, AFAIK, in my jurisdiction; Coroner's Courts consider
facts relating to deaths and return verdicts of 'unlawful
killing' , a crime, without someone being convicted.
Vince's mileage, and erudition, may vary.
> This is the real world. Deal with it.