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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

To Americans: Did you know that some countries have something called the "DC Act"?

The DC Act reads that, "those who would support criminals will be deemed just as guilty". This means that if you in any way show or say ANYTHING in support of a person, ANYTHING at all, and that person is subsequently found guilty in court you are also considered guilty of the same offense as them, and are given the same punishment as a result.

Do you privileged Americans will want to whine about how bad your justice system is and how you're oppressed?

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  • Foofa
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    4 weeks ago

    We have similar laws, thanks. 

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Name one.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Which countries would these be?  Also, the supposition that because some countries have really, really dumb laws, so Americans can't complain because they don't have laws that dumb is false.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    EVERY country, including the US has a crime of 'accessory' to most crimes. In fact, every US state has some version of the 'felony murder rule' which states that is you participate in a felony, and a death results, you can be convicted of murder. There has been a case where an arm robber was shot by the intended victim, and the driver of the getaway car was charged with murder.

    What YOU describe IS NOT the actual law ANYWHERE. I hereby DEFY you to cite an actual law that is HALF as broad as you claim.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    We have that in the US, too. That's why the 3 officers who stood and watched while Floyd was killed are being charged. They could easily have stopped it. 

    • Nuff Sed
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      Comparing apples to oranges.  An official administrative obligation is not the same as having a legal duty and has NOTHING to do with "supporting a criminal".  Any of the BYSTANDERS could also have tried to prevent Floyd's murder, but they have no legal liability for not doing so.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Name one country that has that act and please cite the actual statute.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Most if not all states in the US have similar laws. It is called be an accessory before or after the fact.

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    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      No, an "accessory" is someone who knowing AIDS a person
      who has committed a crime ("after the fact"), or an accomplice ("accessory before the fact") who knowingly aids, abets or encourages another to commit a crime, but isn't actually there for the crime.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Which countries?                                                                                                         .

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