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Another Reason Why Ya Gotta Love Texas...  
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3670578.stm

Judges here love to punish morons more than usual, and some have a sense of humor in doing so.



-NWA742

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21103 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

I'm surprised this was allowed because it's so "unusual", but I think it's perfect. If only it were applied to all criminals everywhere.

Just out of curiosity though, how are they going to enforce this?



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Severe punishment is only for the rich. Look at Enron, those guys stole mad money, and they may get 6 Mos. in prison. A black guy walks in and robs the 7-11, he gets 10-20 years. Something isn't right about the judicial system.

-Copa


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3675 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I think the guy should not be allowed to drive anything more powerful than a bicycle for his entire life.
Some people are just too stupid to own a car.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Good penalty maybe this will drive home the point to some people


Go big or go home
User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2239 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Look at Enron, those guys stole mad money, and they may get 6 Mos. in prison. A black guy walks in and robs the 7-11, he gets 10-20 years.

Andrew Fastow (CFO) - plead guilty; sentenced to 10 years in prison; forfeit $30 million in cash/assets.

Michael Kopper (CFO aide) - plead guilty; awaiting sentencing, could get 15 years in prison and $millions in fines; already forfeited $12 million.

Ben Glison, Jr. (Treasurer) - plead guilty; sentenced to 5 years in prison; forfeit $1 million.

These are just a couple of the ones that plead guilty, and they're just starting the criminal trials on all of the others.

I don't know, the judicial system seems to be going in the right direction...





"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

"Good penalty maybe this will drive home the point to some people"

So have you given up street racing yet?


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

I stopped when I left for college.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 973 times:

So what would be considered a low-powered car in Texas? Anything below 200hp?  Sad


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 958 times:

So have you given up street racing yet?

No matter how many blue lights I see behind me, I'll probably never get the point.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

AA, what did you race? (off topic, sorry)

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 926 times:

Very innovative way of confronting the scourge of drunk drivers.

Sentencing isn't tough enough for FIRST time offenders throughout many states, IMHO.

Throwing a little Lone Star chutzpah into the sentence is a nice touch, hehe...  Wink/being sarcastic

Reminds me of Sherrif Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (PHX), Arizona. Tent city, pink jumpers, chain gang. Old school. Gotta love it.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 912 times:

Delta- I own a mustang. I would race against higher end Asian cars (most of them with nitrous or turbo) like Supra's and Rx7's. Then I got more into going against American muscle. Like TA's and Z28's.


Go big or go home
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 901 times:

WOW, I wonder if they made Laura Bush do that when she killed at kid ??? Oh yeah I forgot punishment is only for working class criminals ... Texas sucks .... Hard !!!

Comparing this guy to Laura Bush is asinine. This guy was racing well in excess of the speed limit, while Mrs. Bush simply ran a stop sign. And it was before this current time of stiff punishments for vehicular crimes.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 871 times:

"Comparing this guy to Laura Bush is asinine."

Thanks for taking DC10guys bait, now this otherwise tame thread will become yet another political flamewar in a few posts.



Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun ever will.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 849 times:

"The Enron gang didn't get near enough time.... How many hundreds of people where robbed of there retirement because of them ..."

Retirement?! Pensions are a thing of the past, they suck! They are the worst thing ever invented, because they don't make share prices go up and involve responsibility that one of the poor, hard-pressed corporations has to take instead of these bad, bad greedy pinko-commie workers (ugh, it hurt typing that word!) that only want more and more of the blessed and good-hearted CEOs' money!

Signed,
your average neoliberalist dimwit

Disclaimer: Yes, I really did need that this time.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineElisabete From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 845 times:

WOW! Enron?! I know that name "Enron" ....In fact, all that I read, write, and analyze is Enron ......I am not involved in the criminal aspect, I do not represent Enron either ....but I am involved in the civil litigation of the case and you never know maybe Ken Lay will be next ?....... Smile  Smile Smile Smile  Smile


Get over it ! lol
User currently offlineCanarsie VOR From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 831 times:

Is the judge allowed to add on punishment to what the jury had already decided? I thought the judge in this case simply acted as a mediator.

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1513 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 823 times:

Canarsie, yes, a judge can add on to a jury sentence, or even reverse it is he/she wants to. The only exception is the death penalty. That MUST be given by a jury of peers, AND it must be a unanimous vote.

That criminal justice course I took last year (and the one I just started) are already coming in handy  Smile!

Marc


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