FirstNationalBastard: The cops would have covered up their fellow officer's drunkenness and blamed the civilian from the beginning.
Musikslayer: "Chan's blood-alcohol content was .13, nearly twice the legal limit of .08"Cop/Prosecutor math?? How is 13 nearly double of 8? Apparently, 62.5% = 100% when someone wants to place the blame on a civilian for causing the cop to drink and speed.
vicejay: kingoomieiii: One more response- the motorcycle who hit him at 75 MPH was going so fast that it is A COMPLETELY REASONABLE SCENARIO that the guy stopped at the sign and looked both ways, saw the motorcycle very far away, misjudged its speed due to perspective, and though it was safe to enter the road.It's harder to judge the speed of a vehicle that has just one headlight, as opposed to a vehicle with two headlights./just sayin'
WinoRhino: kingoomieiii: Drunk cop doing 75 on a motorcycle HITS drunk civilian who ran a stop signdoing 22 in a car. Civilian still tied up in court a year later.Cop lost his life. This guy caused the accident. But because it's a cop, and all farkers hate cops, we should blame the cops. Not the guy who was also driving drunk and ran a stop sign causing the accident. Did I mention he caused the accident? Because he caused the accident.
thenateman: If Florida had a sane helmet law, the cop would be back on the force and the other driver would be in prison where he belongs.
doyner: Can't we agree they're both guilty?
vpb: unlikely: vpb: It isn't automatically the fault of whoever has the highest BAC regardless of circumstances.75 in a 30 had nothing to do with itNo. It isn't a matter of who was going faster or who was drunker, it's a matter of who caused the accident.The case was all about whether the guy in the Honda ran the stop sign or not. The speed of the guy on the motorcycle has nothing to do with that.
GentDirkly: The accident may be Chan's fault, but suppose the cop was following the speed limit? He probably wouldn't have died. So it seems unfair to charge Chan with vehicular manslaughter. He should be charged with causing injury, not death.
I_Am_Weasel: Chan was drunk. He shouldn't have been driving. Perhaps they're over zealous in going after him, but he was drinking and driving. My sympathy is little for either of them.
unlikely: vpb: It isn't automatically the fault of whoever has the highest BAC regardless of circumstances.75 in a 30 had nothing to do with it
cmunic8r99: I you're going to get on a motorcycle drunk, you are trying to activate your organ donor card. They should have charged the civilian under whatever assisted suicide laws they have.
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