posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash
You are taking my words and trying to paint a very different picture than I am.
Drunk driving, while underage, and killing someone is not merely a stupid mistake. That is up there on the mountaintop of easily avoidable stupid.
And then you just blatantly put words in my mouth that I didn't say.
Did I say he should be locked up at all? I did not. (though a few months in county jail wouldn't be unreasonable)
Did I say everyone should be prosecuted to the fullest extent each time? I did not.
But being sentenced to church should not fit anyone's definition of justice in this case.
I even mentioned community service and speaking to other teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving.
I have no problem giving people the benefit of the doubt, most of the time. But the fact of the matter is that this guy killed someone while driving
drunk, and he got sentenced to church.
I think while some judges may take excessive liberties with their position when doling out punishments in either direction, most of them do the best
job they can. And the rule of law is in place for a reason, and most of the time it works. But I cannot agree with this case.
I actually agree with most of what you have said in this thread, whether I like it or not.
But your last two posts are picking an imaginary argument for whatever your reasons are. Frankly I'm just disappointed. I've come to respect you in
the few years I've been here.
But this? You're better than this.