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peterboro
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Re: [419] my brother got a check today.....

said by scelli:

said by Oleg:

I just do not understand why they always hold a victim responsible.

They don't always hold the victim responsible and it's a gross exaggeration to claim so. However: Here's just one reason why those in the justice system can do so on pretty solid legal ground should the powers that be choose such a course:

Ignorantia juris non excusat

(Latin for: Ignorance of the law does not excuse.)

A more appropriate term is "willful blindness" or “conscious avoidance,” and it first surfaced in case law in 1861 in Regina v. Sleep. This is common law we use here in Canada which come from England.


scelli
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...and it first surfaced in case law in 1861 in Regina v. Sleep. This is common law we use here in Canada which come from England.

And a good law it is, peterboro.

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The maximum effective range of an excuse is ZERO meters!