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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Rocket River, May 17, 2019 at 3:38 PM.

  1. Rocket River

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    How do you Define Crime?

    Dictionary: an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.
    or
    Dictionary: an action or activity that, although not illegal, is considered to be evil, shameful, or wrong.

    Is it 100% dependent on the Law?
    If there is not a law against it .. . . anything goes?

    As Americans we need to figure out what a Crime is..
    One definition that would apply to everyone


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    The proof is in the pudding
     
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    I should be a felon 10 times over
     
  5. No Worries

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    There are states where I am not legal.

    I'm just saying.
     
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    Why do we need to figure it out?
     
  7. Rocket River

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    because we lack consistency and that is becoming a problem

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    Wearing white after Labor Day, socks with sandals, sunglasses at night. o_O
     
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    Seventeen?
     
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    Breast reduction surgery.
     
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    You got both definition that matches the origin of the word. To be judged legally - an illegal act. To be judged morally - immoral, sinful act. More modern inclusion is to be judged by some standard of expectation - a stupid, ridiculous act.

    I don’t know how you can simplified it to one definition without using or inventing a different word.
     
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    Seventeen states seems about right.

    Not to brag or anything.
     
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    Not calling blatant fouls committed against Harden in the Warriors series especially in game #1. (at least that should be a crime)
     
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    This philosophical discussion is above my pay grade and below my BAC to discuss
     
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    Reading threads like this.
     
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    When there is a actual victim that is suffered or potentially suffered (unless stopped) monetarily, physically, sexually against their will or without consent.

    Examples: murder, rape, burglaries

    What should not be crimes: gambling, weed, prostitution, assisted suicide

    There will be gray areas no matter what
     
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    It'd probably help to know what situation you're thinking about. It is a fact of language that words have multiple meanings depending on their context and application. If you're hoping that everyone will adopt one definition and stop using the word 'crime' to mean the other definition, no that's never going to happen. I suppose when you're on a particular subject, you can ask people to be more rigorous on defining their key terms and not try to pull some vocabulary trick to win arguments.
     
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    The ten commandments
     
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    A crime is an act that is not very cool nor very legal.
     
  20. Rocket River

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    That is kind of a point
    We define things based on things that should be irrelevent to the definition.
    I have seen things that are crimes for poor people. . . but are not for rich people.
    We definitely have stronger consequences for the poor .. . . that is not even arguable
    but
    the problem is . .. something are literally not considered a crime for Rich people
    I find that to be a problem

    ALSO - I saw and article that is was not a crime to collect rain water in some parts of the country
    It is a crime to film cops

    It seems at some point everything will be a crime . . . . . . .

    Rocket River
     
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