slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.
TommyymmoT: That's a bit much. People have gotten less time for intentional murder.If he had 3 prior felony DUIs, why did he have a license at all?I would think that would be grounds for a lifetime ban, because that's how it is in New York State anyway.I wonder if he could sue the DMV or the court for allowing him to drive, knowing the consequences?
Popcorn Johnny: If it was a 24 year old white girl, would the same sentence have been handed down?
JerkyMeat: There is nothing that comes out of texas good enough that it should be used as an example for the rest of the world.If you want to show the rest of the planet how NOT to do something, then using texas as an example is fine.
BSABSVR: fark you for linking to a video rather than a text story and fark you for linking to an auto play video.
cig-mkr: Racism, mister whitebread 1% er would never get life for driving drunk, even after eight times.
Day_Old_Dutchie: slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.Because this is what people want...politicians, police and voters support REVENGE.rather than reform, regardless of costs. It's counter intuitive but this is Texas, y'all.
tolallorti: Sentence is overboard, but all this DUI business is proof we need better public transit. No one would care if you're drunk on the train.
cig-mkr: Racism, mister whitebread 1% er would never get life for driving drunk, even after eight times. This guy just didn't have enough money for a top notch lawyer. "Your honor, my client was too drunk to know he was too drunk to drive"*However anyone driving drunk and kills someone definitely needs to go to jail for the same length of time as a person that murders someone.* This was an actual defense used in NC, before they changed the law.
TexasPeace: He's had eight convictions for drunk driving. Numbers 1-7 did not stop him. He will eventually injure or kill somebody. Life without parole will save those lives and medical expenses. If there's any other way to guarantee he won't drink and drive I'm all for it. Prison seems the only solution.
Korzine: Sounds good to me. We shouldn't have to wait for an irresponsible drunkard to kill somebody before locking them away for life. Three felony and four misdemeanor dwis (probably driving on a suspended license too I would imagine) shows a complete disregard for the welfare of anyone else except himself. Locking him away so he cannot hurt anyone is the best option.
buzzcut73: Popcorn Johnny: If it was
buzzcut73: Popcorn Johnny: If it was a 24 year old white girl, would the same sentence have been handed down?This. Before I even clicked TFA (subby be damned for linking a force-play video with no text), I guessed two things. Texas, and brown guy. I wasn't disappointed.
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