Weird laws.

Canada
April 29, 2010 5:08pm CST
Four men in their 20's shot a guy in a parking lot. They then boarded a bus not noticing there was a cam at the front of the bus. You can see them go to the back and one guy hands a gun to another so he can stash it in his backpack. They were arrested and the one showing handing the gun to another was accused of murder. Up till now, everything is going fine. But then the defense lawyer did his homework. He called in the guy with the backpack to the stand as a witness for the defense. This guy said HE shot the guy. According to our laws here in Canada, if you are a witness and you incriminate yourself as the guilty party, you can NOT be held responsible for the crime AND it means that the guy who is accused of the crime, will probably get off FREE! So it means that NOBODY will be found guilty for the crime and sent to prison. Do you have such weird laws in your country, if so, what are they?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Apr 10
Oh my Gosh! That is like giving carte blanche to commit murder as long as you do it with a friend! Our country is chock full of stupid laws too.
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• Canada
3 May 10
Yes exactly. And talking about it on the news, makes it known to just about every murderer out there. Well, turns out he was found guilty anyways, the jury didnt accept the witness story it seems......good for them!! Thank you!!
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• Canada
3 May 10
omg.....!!!!!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
4 May 10
Its true, they stopped that little rule.
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• United States
30 Apr 10
That is the worst law I have seen so far other then the Raleigh city law that says you cant have S-E-X with your wife within city limits. The worst city law so far that thank God they don't check into or arrest people for is that you can not get married while dressed. Which I find to be the most funniest of them all.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
30 Apr 10
This does sound really weird. What is the logic behind it? It seems to me a lot of folks would go free due to this law.
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• Canada
3 May 10
Apparently this glitch in the law was used only once before and it worked, the presumed guilty was out scott free but it didnt work this time. I head the jury found him guilty as charged. Now lets hope this glitch wont be used from now on. Some lawyers sure know how to read the fine print, do they!! Thanks.
@GardenGerty (101707)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I am afraid I just do not understand a law that operates that way. It almost sounds as if they want the guilty party to get off scott free. I am not aware of any similar laws in the US, but just give us a minute and someone will think we need to copy it, just to be fair,
• Canada
3 May 10
Stupid isnt it? I couldnt believe my ears when I heard that. They interviewed a lawyer who said he knew of this glitch in the law used only once before, but now that its out in the open, Im betting more will try it. Well good news, he was found guilty anyways, I guess the jury was a bunch of smart people. Thanks !!