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neuron28 October 18th, 2013 12:26am

In a case of lying while accusing of very serious crimes (murder, rape, etc.), should the accuser be punished as much as the accused would have been if the accuser wasn't found to be purposefully lying in an attempt to have the accused punished?

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
10/18/13 4:36 am

B can sue A in a civil court. But no there shouldn't be a criminal law against lying.thats why you are innocent until proven guilty.

presrvd Phoenix
10/17/13 8:52 pm

Ummm, no. Perjuring oneself is wrong, yes, but serving the same time as a rapist or murder for lying is a bit extreme.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/17/13 5:34 pm

No, unless if they committed said act. They would likely be charged with something for the lying, but they shouldn't be charged otherwise.

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megomez712 Vagabond
10/17/13 6:13 pm

Good point, I'm changing my answer

neuron28 Man of Science
10/17/13 5:29 pm

Example: person A accused person B of rape and is later found to have been purposefully lying in an attempt to get person B imprisoned for a crime they never commit. Should person A be given the same punishment that person B would have gotten for ...

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neuron28 Man of Science
10/17/13 5:32 pm

Which I assume would be prison time.