posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 06:55 PM
Having heard about this and giving some thought to it the following can be stated:
This is a poster child for where the laws need to be reviewed. As the punishment does not fit the crime there will be those that state that this kid
needed a break because of one thing or another, and thus needed a second chance. Yet here is where it would matter, as he killed 4 people with his
vehicle, and paralyzed one person.
The laws need to be changed yes, however, something like this needs to be attacked on 2 fronts. The first is that the families of the victims need to
bring individual law suits against the defense attorney, the judge, the kid and the kids’ family, and not settle out of court. Ask for a very large
amount of money and refuse to be together in the lawsuit. The reason why you ask for it being in separate is that if they join together it becomes a
class action lawsuit and ultimately they would get a lower amount that would not sting. And here is how it breaks down:
The Judge should be sued on the grounds of failing to uphold the law and apply it equally. You get people who have gone in front of the judge before
and after for the exact same offense and claim judicial misconduct that their sentence was not equal to the kids.
The survivors go after the family to take away everything that they own, putting them in bankruptcy and to remove their wealth that allowed for them
to raise such a callous and irresponsible person. You go after the child who is the main breaker of the law, thus making it hurt far worse than if he
had gone to prison.
And while these lawsuits are going on, they have to get onto the books in voted into law that would in short make it where all who break the law are
going to be treated equally under the eyes of the law, with a minimum jail time required, with no chance of this sort of sentence ever being passed
again. And they need to approach it to the politicians that if this can happen because the person is wealthy, then it they have to do the same for
every other drunk driver out there, or it would show that there is an inequality in the law. Politicians love this kind of stuff to get on the books,
as they would hate to see an inequality in the law, and they would bite, able to use it against others, and those that do not, can be used against
them in the next election. But it requires perseverance on the part of the families, and those who have been convicted for the exact same offence.