forgot to put the debate question
Do you think the US is starting to forget that the law is supposed to be about justice? It seems like a lot of the cases making the news lately are about lawyers battling it out and using anything in their power to "win" despite it being in the best interests of our country.
Last edited by wlillie; 07-21-2011 at 10:18 PM.
i read that too.. it makes my physically sick. Could you imagine what that poor mother has already had to witness but then have that thrown at her too? And the POS who actually hit the kid, accident or not who was under the influence (meds and "little" alcohol) gets 6 mos??? what?!
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This is an absolute travesty. The car first culture has real consequences. If the mother is punished (which means the other children are punished as well) then they damn well better punish the bus driver, the road planners, and the politicians who put money into creating these car first, pedestrian and public transportation last, policies in jail because they are much more culpable in this tragedy than she is.
He had already been involved in 2 other hit and runs!
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Yes, maybe she should have used the crossing.
However, I bet she made sure nothing was coming before she let her kids and herself cross over! I can't believe that she is actually being ounished for this?? That poor Mum and her poor kids must be going through HELL!!
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I guess the nearest crossing is half a mile away from the apartment complex. So in essence, she'd have to walk a mile instead of just crossing the street. I'm all about following rules most of the time, but I know for a fact I would have just walked across there too.
I feel horrible for the mom.. and for the guy with this making his 3rd conviction... do you think that it is time for him to have his license pulled yet??? I'm praying that the judge uses some common sense in sentencing and is extremely lenient. I respect the reason of *wanting* people to use a crosswalk WHEN they are available within a reasonable distance.
Is it that unreasonable really for us to have crosswalks where there are bus stops on either side of the road?
Ridiculous. They should have spent their time convicting the driver who has repeatable offenses. I would've crossed the road at that point as well, considering the nearest crosswalk is over a mile away at nighttime. Way to go justice system for punishning a Mother who lost a child and not the driver that committed the actual crime.
She got 12 months probation, according to the 11 Alive News update I just read on FB.
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