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Crimes are more often committed out of fear than wickedness. People live frightened, desperate lives.
Aborting my baby is the most serious of the many maternal crimes I tally in my head when I am at my lowest, when the Bad Mother label seems to fit best. Rocketship was my baby. And I killed him.
Syrians need to prepare for the aftermath if the Assad regime falls. Atrocities that could be considered war crimes have been committed in this country, and Syrians should rightly demand that the perpetrators be held accountable.
There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president.
But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes.
I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.
All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world.
I don't think you can perpetrate war crimes with defensive weapons, with air defense systems.
Writing my novel 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North,' I came to conclude that great crimes like the Death Railway did not begin with the first beating or murder on that grim line of horror in 1943.
The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.
I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed.
It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
Crimes of Passion, which is one of the best films I've done, will live strongly in my resume, even though it didn't do well.
My books are never about the crimes. They are about how the characters react to the crimes.
Companies do not commit crimes; only their agents do. And while a company might get the benefit of some such crimes, prosecuting the company would inevitably punish, directly or indirectly, the many employees and shareholders who were totally innocent.
Jed S. Rakoff
The attacks inside Israel are operations we carry out in response to Israeli crimes against our people.
There are actually times when there are crimes out there in the world and I find myself trying to figure it out and I ask myself, what am I doing?
Donald Beardslee is set for execution this week in California. His crimes were about twenty years ago, but it will be the first execution in California in quite some time.
The planet does nothing but support us, and we are constantly committing crimes against nature.
We don't want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there is no area of our state where crimes can be committed without consequence.
Using MO to link crimes can be problematic.
For me, a big part of writing psychological thrillers is choosing crimes committed for motives which would only apply to a particular person in a particular situation; a unique, one-off motive that is born out of someone's particular range of psychological afflictions.
If crimes are committed, they are committed by people; they are not committed by some free-floating entity. These companies and other entities don't operate on automatic pilot. There are individuals that make decisions - and some make the right decisions, and some make the wrong decisions.
Jed S. Rakoff
I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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