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lethal weapon

FORENSICS

Definition A firearm, device, instrument, material, or any other substance capable of producing great bodily harm or death from the manner it is used or intended to be used.

Firearms, bladed weapons and martial arts weapons are defined as lethal weapons, as a matter of law, when used within striking distance of the person assaulted. The use of a lethal weapon supports a conviction of second-degree murder, but not of first-degree murder in 

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Lethal Weapon

absence of evidence or logical inference of premeditation and deliberation (mens rea).

References http://definitions.uslegal.com/l/lethal-weapon/
People v Hoffmeister (1975) 394 Mich 155, 229 NW2d 305 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE 

Definition A regional synonym for phencyclidine/PCP

VOX POPULI

Definition An action bromance film movie franchise released between 1987 and 1998, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as mismatched LAPD cops, directed by Richard Donner

 

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