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8. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 1, 2012, 16:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 1, 2012, 13:10:

That's not true. If it was true then you'd have to wait for terrorists to blow something up, or for child molesters to ruin a kid for life.

Seriously, stop and think about it for a second. We arrest people for planning to do things all the time. If we wait for them to actually do it we'd be screwed.
It it true to a point though. You still have to have compelling evidence to prove that the plan is more than a plan and they're in the stages of enacting it. The only part of law in the US or Canada that allows otherwise is traffic law where no mens rea is required.
 
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