13 May 2005

Proof that Virginia is Superior

§ 18.2-40. Lynching deemed murder.

Every lynching shall be deemed murder. Any and every person composing a mob and any and every accessory thereto, by which any person is lynched, shall be guilty of murder, and upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in Article 1 (§ 18.2-30 et seq.) of this chapter.

Shame on the rest of you who live in States which haven't passed this statute and thus associate lynching with cuddles and kitties.

1 comment:

Mister DA said...

Gee, some of us in the frozen North think our current murder and felony murder statutes are sufficient.

Seriously, has anyone ever been sucessfully prosecuted under this statute? As opposed to just charging the ringleaders with murder?