Jaywalking mom gets more jail time than guy who hit her kids??

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Registered: 05-16-2011
Jaywalking mom gets more jail time than guy who hit her kids??
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Sun, 07-24-2011 - 10:20pm

This story amazes me. The guy had two prior hit and runs. He serves five months, she may get 2.5 years? I'm totally lost on this one. I have been stuck in the news lately and stories like this make me want to go back to reading food mags.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/raquel-nelson-jail-for-jaywalking_b_905925.html

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011

This story shows the road, and where she crossed. No crosswalks. Ridiculous that she was ever prosecuted.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
I don't know what to write... It's just plain wrong.

>"Jerry Guy, who later admitted he had been drinking and had taken painkillers the night of the accident. He was also mostly blind in one eye. Guy had already been convicted of two prior hit-and-runs."<

This man is an accident waiting to happen. He shouldn't even have a driver's license.

 


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Registered: 03-18-2000
There should have been a cross-walk close to the bus stop. If that would have prevented a half blind, drunk on med's killing that little boy is another question. :(

Good to see you around again Nelle.

 


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Registered: 11-04-2010

WOW! I'm not sure what else to say other than that!

There are so many wrongs in this article. Why does it take an article in the paper for someone to realize that she also committed a crime by jaywalking and please.... how many people do that?? Why would they even press charges? Because she's a black woman? Are we that racist? And convicted by a jury of white people? Hasn't this poor woman been through enough? This article doesn't mention if the drunk, drugged, half blind driver was black. Half blind... makes me wonder if he's too old to be driving in the first place. Not that young people can't be half blind, it just makes me wonder... I think a lot of people get their drivers license renewed when they really shouldn't be. Just so many, many questions about this story. But, no way should she be getting a longer sentence than him from the information in this article - not that it looks like her sentence has been set yet.

http://marietta.patch.com/articles/convicted-mom-this-will-never-end

How do you even get a plea deal on your third offense???

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Registered: 05-03-2011
He's black as well, 47 years old. http://www.hinterlandgazette.com/2010/04/jerry-l-guy-arrested-in-hit-and-run.html

This was his second hit and run drunk driving crime.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
Note too he left the scene of the 'accident'.

 


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Yes, he apparently did the same with his first "accident," too.
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Registered: 07-22-2011

This story is just too unbelievable to understand.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
This is just an aside...but around here, if you jaywalk & get caught, you get a ticket & fine. It's as much to protect peds as it is to protect drivers. Now, in this case, I don't believe it should apply. The driver should have been charged & that city/county area (whomever oversees that roadway) needs to get their acts together & put in a stop light & cross walk!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 10-11-2005
On of th reasons I don't coming up to the "Big City" & yes I've jaywalked in Seattle. ( & yes I got away with it, I usually harp @ whoever is with me about doing it)

I think I heard on CNN this morning she wasn't getting any time.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.

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