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[–] Pokerguy 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Innocent means they have not committed a crime worthy of capital punishment and were not killed because of their own actions. If someone attacks you and you kill them in self defense, then they are not innocent. When you seek out someone and kill them for whatever crazy reason is floating around in your mind, that's killing innocent people IMO.

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[–] taxation_is_slavery 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

Innocent implies they had never committed any wrongs, and nobody can really know that. However, in the context used it's just splitting hairs about the prevailing understanding of the word.