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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Lowcountry Lowdown

Re: “Dylann Roof trial starts with more questions than answers

To incompetent to stand trial SMH this world is so corrupt I wouldn't be able to understand charGes beinG brouGht aGainst me or able to communicate with my lawyer too if I was on trial for murdering 9 people!!!!
And they took him to burGer kinG because he was hunGry upon arrest I hope this world will one day Grow out of the unjust ball of dirt it is!!!!

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Posted by the real deal on November 26, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Why we shouldn't be surprised if the Slager jury fails to convict

I am not a law student but...

Double Jeopardy rule would apply. Once someone is found not guilty by a court of law for a particular criminal act, that person cannot be tried again for the same criminal act by the same jurisdictional authority, even if later evidence proves the person's guilt. However, a person can be tried multiple times if there are multiple jurisdictions that have claim to the same act. Such is the case when a person violates both state and federal laws while committing a crime. The person may be found not guilty in a state court, but could be found guilty for the same crime in federal court.

I also believe that in some instances a jury can find you guilty of a lesser crime,if instructed by the judge that such a possibility exists in the case.

"The law to be charged to the jury is determined by the evidence presented
at trial." State v. Hill, 315 S.C. 260, 262, 433 S.E.2d 848, 849 (1993). The trial court is required to charge a jury on a lesser-included offense if there is evidence from which it could be inferred that the defendant committed the lesser, rather than the greater, offense. State v. Drafts, 288 S.C. 30, 340 S.E.2d 784 (1986); see also Dempsey v. State, 363 S.C. 365, 610 S.E.2d 812 (2005); State v. Gourdine, 322 S.C. 396, 472 S.E.2d 241 (1996).

So i guess the answer to your question is..... It depends. The judge can instruct the jury to consider a lesser charge during deliberation, or the attorneys can request that the judge do so.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 17, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Why we shouldn't be surprised if the Slager jury fails to convict

Isn't it true that the jury could convict Slager of negligent homicide or voluntary manslaughter?

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Posted by Pete 1 on November 17, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Why we shouldn't be surprised if the Slager jury fails to convict

"Don't touch me, I have mens rea!"

Gene Wilder

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Posted by Jshicke on November 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

@Mat catastrpphe

Sure, there may be Democrat hypocrites, too. But typically they are not enacting legislation to trample on the rights of people based on gender, sexual persuasion, etc. It always seems to be a Republican who has fought long and hard to limit someone's rights, that gets caught with his hand under the bathroom stall.

So quite yer stupid yawning and wake the heck up!

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Posted by SunKing on May 6, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

Like how christian conservatives still castigate Bill Clinton for an extramarital affair while simultaneously pulling the lever for avid hiker Mark Sanford.

Smear a turd with a thin layer of trickle-down mythology and a conservative will eat it with a grin.

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Posted by leemajors on May 6, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

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Posted by mat catastrophe on May 6, 2016 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

'Trapping Bill Clinton with an intern'? Really? I thought you Dems were against "men of power" taking advantage of secretaries and interns. Short memory, huh? But good to see you not blaming White people for God knows what.

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Posted by VaSteve on May 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

Well, at least the Ayatollah Cruz won't be president.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on May 5, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Another family-values politician gets his due

Man, and I thought this was going to be about Dennis Hastert. How could I have made that mistaken assumption? Hmmmmm...

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 4, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

"Moredock should update his facts. The tide is turning toward Sanders as I type..."
Colonel Sanders maybe.
Bernie? Just there so Hillary has someone to debate so the Repubes don't get all of the press.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 3, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

I happily gave the man $100. I would do it again if he starts to poll well. Any Dem but Sanford. Cherny might not hold Sanford's gross dereliction of duty against him, but I do.

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Posted by Jason Merchey on April 3, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

Moredock should update his facts. The tide is turning toward Sanders as I type...

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Posted by Jason Merchey on April 3, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

Oh, that. Yea. That's goofy.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 2, 2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

From the above article: "In an interview last week, he surprised me with the fanciful theory that Donald Trump is running for the GOP presidential nomination in order to throw the November election to Hillary Clinton. (Yes, you read that right!)"

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Posted by Mario Delgado on April 2, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

What unsupported conspiracy theories are you talking about, Mario?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 2, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

Conspiracies happen in American politics. But voicing unsupported conspiracy theories has the net effect of playing into the hands of the right wing--as it feeds a sense of futility that many Americans share re: the political process and political efficacy. That vile cynicism was best summed up in Ronald Reagan's inaugural address--"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." No utterance that I can think of has been more dangerous, violent and destructive in the past 35 years.

Until he can prove his quare notions, Cherny would best be served by continuing to appeal to our better angels and leaving the conspiracies to Alex Jones, stormfront.org, and their like.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on April 2, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

Cherny sounds like a very good man doomed to defeat, but anyway... He sort of awakens the momentary and whimsical desire in me to return to my former home state & vote for the guy. Here in NC we seem to be threatening to beat y'all in the race to the bottom.

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Posted by pugnax on March 31, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

"http://www.chernyforcongress.us/planet-b"
I'm disappointed. Engineers are not supposed to be whackos.
Nerds, f'shure.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on March 30, 2016 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Cherny runs for Congress again, upgrades to Democrat

The giant photo at the top of this page should be the subject of the article. How many people now think this is a picture of Dimitri?

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Posted by Ryan Stewart 1 on March 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM

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