The “Law of Parties” and George Floyd

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I need to say something about the “Law of Parties,” in regards to the George Floyd murder case. In some states, the Law of Parties is called the “Felony Murder Rule.”

The “Law of Parties” is a judicial philosophy enacted through legislation and injected into the penal code of almost every state and used for felony infractions. The law of parties provides for everybody involved in a felony to take a murder charge, should a victim die during their committal of the felony. Here’s an example: