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IPFS News Link • Law Enforcers or Peace Officers

A Tale of Two Killings

• Skip Oliva
Let's consider two cases. In the first case, a driver with an elevated blood-alcohol level accidentally strikes and kills a pedestrian who was jaywalking. The driver enters a guilty plea for manslaughter and receives a sentence of 30 days in jail, two years house arrest, 1,000 hours of community service, eight years probation, and permanent revocation of his driver's license. The driver also reaches a financial settlement with the victim's family.

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Comment by Lucky Red
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Here's yet another question:  what if, instead of a famed football player and cop, it would have been me and you?  Do you think that we would have got away with community service, probation and a slap on the wrist or don't you think that those prosecutor would have gone for the jugular and you and I would up spent at least 20 years behind bars?  See, that to me is the real tragedy not that it was between those two