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Man Found NOT GUILTY of Assaulting Wife After Claiming He “Didn’t Know It Was Wrong”

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He just didn't know it was a crime...?

Ignorantia juris non excusat translates to “ignorance of law excuses no one.” This concept was created so that people accused of crimes couldn’t get out of their punishment by saying that they just didn’t know that they couldn’t do whatever they were caught doing. Yet one Canadian man who claimed that he had no idea he was repeatedly committing a very damaging crime against his wife was set free simply because he said he didn’t know it was illegal.

Now, women’s rights activists are furious over the ruling, and they’ve launched a huge campaign to ensure that no one can claim this defense ever again.

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