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If lawer dies,will Cheney be tried for manslaughter?

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posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 05:13 AM
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...Or, will he use the "Executive Privileges" to escape any punishment?
Is this shooting an accident?, or an execution? When will the truth be known?




posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 08:18 AM
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Cheney has already been cleared of any wrongdoing.


"This department is fully satisfied that this was no more than a hunting accident," the Kenedy County Sheriff's Department said in a statement issued Monday evening.

Sheriff's deputies in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi, questioned Cheney on Sunday and Whittington on Monday.

www.cnn.com...




posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 10:09 AM
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if it was anyone else,
it would all be a different story and if the person died, manslaughter charge would be waiting in the wings.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
if it was anyone else,
it would all be a different story and if the person died, manslaughter charge would be waiting in the wings.


Yep. It sure is nice to have power, eh?
And if it were anyone else, they'd likely get sued for a whole hell of a lot, with or without a manslaughter charge.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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Actually, it would not be manslaughter. These things happen in hunting. The guy wasn't following protocal. The law is the law, and you can't condemn him for something that's technically not illegal even if he is the VP.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by Herman
Actually, it would not be manslaughter. These things happen in hunting. The guy wasn't following protocal. The law is the law, and you can't condemn him for something that's technically not illegal even if he is the VP.


actually, it would be involuntary manslaughter

found the definition on the web for y'all.

MANSLAUGHTER, INVOLUNTARY - In order for a person to be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter the government must prove that someone was killed as a result of an act by the person;
Second, in the circumstances existing at the time, the person's act either was by its nature dangerous to human life or was done with reckless disregard for human life; and
Third, the person either knew that such conduct was a threat to the lives of others or knew of circumstances that would reasonably cause the person to foresee that such conduct might be a threat to the lives of others.

1. dude dies. no issue of proving that.
2. the act was dangerous? shouldn't be too difficult to prove that shooting at a bush that was human height was dangerous.
3. cheney is a hunter. he should know that a hunter's conduct is a direct threat to the other people in the vicinity. he was hunting for quail using a short range weapon. he probably heard the rustling of the bush, spun and fired. he acted in a reckless manner.

he is found guilty

the way it should be. it won't happen that way tho.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 08:51 PM
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Nah, Texas didn't even write Laura Bush a ticket for running a stop sign and killing her ex-boyfriend.

Why would Cheney get in trouble? 2 DUI's, 3 heart attacks, still drinkin' an' shootin' at people.

Good for him.


Special place in hell and all that.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 09:01 PM
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In case you didn't see, he was already cleared for the act. The guy snuck away and didn't follow protocal. I can't remember the exact story, but what was he doing hiding in that Bush that people were shooting at anyway?

Cheney won't be charged. Sure, it'll be on his concious forever, but he won't be charged. At least he didn't get his girlfriend killed due to reckless drinking and driving (Cough, Kennedy), or get a BJ in the oval office. He gives us the straight story.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by HermanAt least he didn't get his girlfriend killed due to reckless drinking and driving (Cough, Kennedy), or get a BJ in the oval office. He gives us the straight story.


isn't it kinda frightening how many of our politicians have dead people in their history?


Cheney gave us the story only after the white house made him. The white house was tired of fielding questions so they threw the attention back onto the man who pulled the trigger.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
isn't it kinda frightening how many of our politicians have dead people in their history?


Yes indeed.



Cheney gave us the story only after the white house made him. The white house was tired of fielding questions so they threw the attention back onto the man who pulled the trigger.


I believed what Cheney said about the situation in his response. His friend was shot. His friend's wife didn't know yet because she was at the farm. I don't think the first thing that you think when your friend is shot is "Oh schaiza! I better alert the media!"



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by Herman I don't think the first thing that you think when your friend is shot is "Oh schaiza! I better alert the media!"


if you are a public figure, and you just shot accidentally shot your friend, the first thing you do is take care of the friend. the very next thing you do after the wounded friend is in good hands is contact the poor bastard's family and your public relations people to handle this for you. sadly, cheney is tight lipped (literally and figuratively, every notice that?) and his pr/spin doctor is even worse so they figured they'd ignore the media until it was absolutely necessary for them to confront the issue. I personally think the only reason they even addressed the situation was because the guy had a heart attack and was no longer looking quite so rosy.



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