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"In United States law, depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is an action where a defendant acts with a "depraved indifference" to human life and where such act results in a death. In a depraved-heart murder a defendant commits an act even though they know their act runs an unusually high risk of causing death or serious bodily harm to someone else. If the risk of death or bodily harm is great enough, ignoring it demonstrates a "depraved indifference" to human life and the resulting death is considered to have been committed with malice aforethought. In most states, depraved-heart killings constitute second-degree murder."(Wikipedia, Depraved Heart Murder, emphasis added). The notion of conspiracy is also becoming more and more difficult to understand too, even though "[o]ver one-quarter of all federal criminal prosecutions and a large number of state cases involve prosecutions for conspiracy" (On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory", 2, 3, 4).
This subject matter has been discussed in a related Dredd Blog series (MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Perhaps the subject can be understood better if I point out that there are degrees of murder (e.g. first, second, third):
"Criminal homicide takes many forms including accidental or purposeful murder. The crime committed in a criminal homicide is determined by the mental state of the committing person and the extent of the crime."(Wikipedia, Criminal Homicide, emphasis added). For example, the murder charges in Baltimore against government officials (police), involve one of those degrees of murder, which is second degree, depraved-heart murder.
The beginning point in the analysis of this type of murder is criminal negligence:
(Wikipedia, Criminal negligence, emphasis added). Is there evidence that burning fossil fuels is the cause of greenhouse gas pollution, sufficient to give a reasonable person "a heads up", i.e. foresight?
To constitute a crime, there must be an actus reus (Latin for "guilty act") accompanied by the mens rea ["guilty mind"]. Negligence shows the least level of culpability, intention being the most serious, and recklessness being of intermediate seriousness, overlapping with gross negligence. The distinction between recklessness and criminal negligence lies in the presence or absence of foresight as to the prohibited consequences.
"Department of Just Us"
Which is to ask, "is human death a reasonably foreseeable result of such pollution?"
The presstitutes and McTell News still grapple with an understanding of where they are (You Are Here), but does that excuse the federal government?
McTell News journalists are continually failing to comprehend that there is clear and convincing evidence, and even evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, that an alleged murder-suicide pact is a real threat, not a mere suspicion:
The Obama administration on Monday gave conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer, a major victory for the petroleum industry and a devastating blow to environmentalists.(New York Times, "NYT", 5/11/15). NYT coverage here constitutes a false frame, which wrongly considers the matter to be nothing but a political struggle between the petroleum industry and environmentalists.
To the contrary, a European newspaper (3rd most read in the world @2012), calls this issue The Biggest Story In The World.
Which shows that this NYT perspective is a very brain-dead notion, because they too are directly in the cross hairs of AGW along with the rest of us (Will This Float Your Boat - 10, FERC Plan To Limit Overpopulation?).
Do the prestitutes, McTell News, and OIl-Qaeda, really think that only environmentalists have died in the past, are dying now, and will continue to die in the future from AGW induced catastrophe, caused by the use of fossil fuels?
Either way, their professional lunacy is surpassed by the Obama Administration Environmental Policy, which is also in bed will all manner of madness:
The move came just four months after the Obama administration opened up a portion of the Atlantic Coast to new offshore drilling.(ibid, NYT, 5/11/15). "Drill Baby Drill" was considered to be the bumper sticker of lunatics when Obama was running for President.
But, now this Pontius Pilot has made it a fundamental policy of his administration, even though he says he is aware that it is the greatest threat to civilization:
And no challenge -- no challenge -- poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.(Global Warming Induced Climate Change Is A Matter of Law). When combined with a policy of enhancing the activity that produces climate change, this speech contains evidence of reckless indifference ("depraved indifference") toward human lives.
2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.
I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not
scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what, I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and at NOAA, and at our major universities. And the best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we don’t act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration and conflict and hunger around the globe. The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.
Smoke signals have been sent 100 yrs.
Allowing fossil fuel drilling in known danger zones, or anywhere else for that matter (which at best will worsen climate change damage and death even if no accidents take place during drilling), is a criminal, depraved-heart mentality (Global Warming Induced Climate Change Is A Matter of Law) .
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It has become one of many governments that should be prosecuted along with the criminal minds of Oil-Qaeda.
It looks as though our fate (Stockholm Syndrome on Steroids?, 2) is to be governed by psychopaths until this is all over (When You Are Governed By Psychopaths, 2, 3, 4).
The next post in this series is here.
An exception: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: