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Old 06-16-2009, 03:01 PM   #11
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

Truly amazing that Vick has much harsher sentence than Stallworth. People also seem to come down harder on Vick. A person was killed by a driver breaking the law and he gets one month in prison. I was going to say our legal system is quite embarrassing, but our Country as a whole is becoming a joke. Don't get me wrong Vick is a piece of shit, but you can't compare a dogs life to a humans, although PETA will disagree with me.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:14 PM   #12
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

To be fair, Vick's crime was committed with forethought and extreme malice. Stallworth's was a spontaneous thing, a situational occurrence. Makes a difference...
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #13
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

to be fair, I dont think so tell the victims families it was just an occurrence. Also the victims family was just bought out instead of persueing any thing else legally or pushing for a harsher sentence they just took the money.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

It's not "just" an occurrence, but it was a singular event.

Vick's was patterned behavior...repeated malevolence with knowledge in advance of exactly what he was doing.

Stallworth did not set out to kill anyone. It was an accident with the added weight of his drinking. Vick is a different story...he knew all along what he was doing was illegal, and he had a whole illegal enterprise set up.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #15
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

Don't blame the legal system, blame the family! They took the money...but if they saw that Stallworth was genuinely remorseful about what happened, why make his life hell for an accident?
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:17 PM   #16
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Please, clear something up for me. As I understand it, the unfortunate victim jumped a barrier to cross a 4 lane highway as a short cut to where he was going. Is that correct? If it is, I would have to say that the victim is just as accountable for what happened as Stallworth. I'm NOT condoning Stallworth's drinking and driving, but, if the victim had not done such a foolish thing, this would probably not have happened.

If I'm totaly off base on this, then I agree with everyone else.
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It's not "just" an occurrence, but it was a singular event.

Vick's was patterned behavior...repeated malevolence with knowledge in advance of exactly what he was doing.

Stallworth did not set out to kill anyone. It was an accident with the added weight of his drinking. Vick is a different story...he knew all along what he was doing was illegal, and he had a whole illegal enterprise set up.
I don't know whether to believe that or not. If Stallworth had gotten drunk and then started waving a loaded gun around, and it went off and killed someone ... something tells me there'd be a little more outrage. I don't know why, but for some reason, people act like it's less bad to kill someone by running them over than to kill them some other way. But it's still the same idea; he got drunk and did something dangerous that everyone knows you're not supposed to do.

I can't believe anyone would even think of comparing this to what Vick did. Someone is dead because of this.
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Please, clear something up for me. As I understand it, the unfortunate victim jumped a barrier to cross a 4 lane highway as a short cut to where he was going. Is that correct? If it is, I would have to say that the victim is just as accountable for what happened as Stallworth. I'm NOT condoning Stallworth's drinking and driving, but, if the victim had not done such a foolish thing, this would probably not have happened.

If I'm totaly off base on this, then I agree with everyone else.
Oh, I see where you are coming from. And I agree that Stallworth is not 100% to blame for the accident.

However, if Stallworth was sober, maybe he hits the breaks and/or swerves to avoid the guy instead of simply flashing his headlights.

Honestly, the drunk driving laws in this country need to change. No more "party plates" (if you get caught driving drunk in the state of Ohio, you can get a specific yellow with red lettering license plate that signifies you have a DUI on your record).

If you get caught driving under the influence, it should be an automatic three year suspension, and if you let someone under a DUI suspension drive your vehicle, you get the same suspension.

If you drive drunk and kill someone, you should never ever be allowed behind the wheel of a vehicle again in your life.

And no, a breathalyzer to be able to start your car isn't good enough either. It's too easy to have someone blow into the machine for you. Just offer someone five dollars outside a bar, they will do it.
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Default Re: Dante Stallworth gets THIRTY days in prison.

I was at a loss for words when I heard this today. I wonder if that same Florida "law" applies to the average Joe.
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Truly amazing that Vick has much harsher sentence than Stallworth. People also seem to come down harder on Vick. A person was killed by a driver breaking the law and he gets one month in prison. I was going to say our legal system is quite embarrassing, but our Country as a whole is becoming a joke. Don't get me wrong Vick is a piece of shit, but you can't compare a dogs life to a humans, although PETA will disagree with me.
HUGE difference between getting busted on a federal rap as opposed to a "local" rap. The feds WILL take a gigantic shit on you if you get convicted by them - they're the one legal entity in this country that truly doesn't give a damn who you are or how much money you have.
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