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Angry Driver kills three motorcyclists, pays $70 in fines

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http://www.ama-cycle.org/news/2004/three_killed.asp

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http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=238374&rfi=6

I've paid a $90 fine for running a stop sign here in PA. This guy kills 3 people and severely injures 2 others, and has two $35 fines to show for it. Absolutely unbelieveable!

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i agree with the article that 2 $35 fines does not even come close to justice.

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It is a shame that our legal system can let a**holes like this slip through the cracks. These are the types of cases that kill the faith of the average man in the US legal process. They mention that "we do not have to criminalize" when in fact knowingly disobeyed policy and operated the vehicle for an excessive number of hours.

The only glimmer of hope even remotely in that entire article is knowing that there are civil cases pending against the company and the driver for this. I am sure that the civil court system will award a hefty settlement. Even so, that cannot even come close to replacing a life, but it least they will have to pay somehow.

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Yea I agree I think that is pretty outrageous since I have also been fined more than that for doing a california role at a deserted stop sign. The families will doubtlessly win the civil cases, it was an accident but obviously that guys fault so he liable.
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The families will doubtlessly win the civil cases, it was an accident but obviously that guys fault so he liable.
but what do they get in return? they certainly won't get justice.

i wanna curly-slap the crap out of that jury though. you kill 3 people and you're NOT GUILTY, holy O.J. Simpson Batman!!!! who else was driving the van? sympathic juries SUCK!!!!

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PATHETIC juries suck!!!
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Does have your stomach rolling does it not? Obviously here were six or more m/cist into their late 40s or early 50s & so we are not looking a whip-snappig squids that would be trouble makers ----- these were experienced riders.

Three killed & another three injured ----why the fine will not even come close to what the living onea will have to pay for ambulance service!!!!!!!!!!!

Who in the 'ell was asleep on this one?
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Who in the 'ell was asleep on this one?
I would have to say...THE JURY!!!
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Thank god our judicial system works




That should be AT LEAST manslaughter. It makes you so mad you just want to go beat the hell outta this guy.

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The fines sound right for what he was finally found guilty of. The question is, how do you do that and NOT get found guilty of vehicular homicide, manslaughter, or some such.

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