Intent by Clarissa, at Clarissa's Blog 3:51 pm / 31 August 2014
A curious difference: being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a mitigating factor in the US but an aggravating factor in Russia.
The American justice system is all about intent, motive, mind-reading. I find that very disturbing. None of these things matter to the victims, yet every other criminal trial is dedicated to the weird guesswork about thoughts and motives.
I watch a lot of Forensic Files, etc programs, hence the observation.
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