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killing

noun annihilation, assassination, bloody murrer, decimation, destruction, elimination, execution, homicide, liquidation, massacre, murder, murderrus assault, slaughter, slaying, violent death
Associated concepts: criminally negligent homicide, intent to kill, justifiable killing, malicious killing, premeditation, self-defense, wrongful death
See also: aberemurder, assassination, capital punishment, deadly, dispatch, fatal, homicide, lethal, manslaughter, murder, pernicious, pestilent
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A search of the house turned up evidence that the son was a member of a violent gang that had sworn vengeance against the Pomona police following the justifiable killing of a juvenile gang member by a police officer a few months earlier.
As the officer waited for the arrival of a transport vehicle, the woman removed a small-caliber handgun from inside her shirt and shot the officer in the head, killing him instantly.
The extent of honor killing in the Arab world is difficult to measure.
Donnelly does have one final, perhaps overriding, argument: "The death sentence sends an inherently contradictory and damaging meassage to society: that the appropriate response to killing is killing."
FINALLY, WE MUST DECIDE WHETHER WE want to retain or reject the time-honored moral principle that the physician, qua physician, should not kill or assist in killing another person.
As the FBI admits every year in its Uniform Crime Reports, "murder is a societal problem over which law enforcement has little or no control.' The FBI doesn't publish separate statistics on who's killing whom with handguns, but it is assumed that what is true of all murders is true of handgun murders.
Harold Bramwell 73 07/12/78 At home Unlawful killing
Okoli, who gave this information in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja, described the killing, which he said was cult related as senseless.
He said even some police officers just end up killing the wrong people and that cannot be termed as extrajudicial killing but crime.
'Are they killing them as a warning to Kerwin, wanting him silenced for knowing too much, and also to prevent him from exposing the truth about my innocence?' the senator said.
The 'Operation All Out' launched by Indian Combined Forces including Army, Para-military Central Reserve Police Force and counter insurgency unit of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Special Operation Group resulted in the maximum number of killing of militants particularly in South Kashmir, that is regarded as the hot bed of militancy.
Thus, a deontic constraint on killing innocent people prohibits an agent from killing an innocent person even if doing so is the only way to prevent more killings of innocent people by others.