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Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman pleads guilty to all charges

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by adrian009, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. adrian009

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    The man due to go on trial for the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks has this morning pleaded guilty to all the charges he was facing.

    At the High Court in Christchurch, Brenton Tarrant admitted 51 of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one under the Terrorism Suppression Act.

    Until today he had denied all of the charges and was scheduled to stand trial in June. The guilty plea means he has become New Zealand's first convicted terrorist.

    Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman pleads guilty to all charges
     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Sigh. I suppose this should be counted as good news. But still, it's too bad that such evil still exists.
     
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    It is excellent news.

    He was going to plead not guilty so as to go on trial and further promote his racist and antiIslamic agenda. This would have retraumatised our nation along with the many family and friends of the victims.
     
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    People like him are why I'll always support capital punishment.
     
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    These type of cases with 51 dead this guy needs to be executed.
     
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    New Zealand is quite anti the death penalty and it was abolished here in 1961. There is no serious desire to have it reinstated, even under these circumstances. Personally I believe the death penalty has its place and this would be one of those circumstances where it would be appropriate.
     
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