I just shake my head and ask why (GRAPHIC!!)

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  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know this is kind of off topic for a poultry board, however I’m genuinely upset this morning. I don’t usually get like this but when is enough going to be enough. I was watching the news this morning and a lady who was driving under the influence of cocaine killed her four year old son back on April 5th. They’re charging her with vehicular manslaughter among other things.

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    I wanna know something. When the heck is this outlandishly senseless Bull**** going to stop!!! I just sit here astounded when I read these story’s with my mouth open shaking my head. And it seems like it is almost NEVER the person who is driving drunk or whatever that gets injured or killed. It’s always some totally innocent bystander or victim. I mean, my god; a while back not far from my home some drunk stooge killed a little girl delivering girl scout cookies. How much more senseless can you get than that!!??

    There’s only one way this is ever going to be brought even close to under control. We need to make the penalty for driving under the influence so incredibly severe that it’s always in the minds of people who would think of committing such a crime. Then maybe, just maybe they might think twice. It won’t completely stop, but I bet we’d make a big dent. I’m serious. It needs to be genuinely harsh. If you’re caught behind the wheel and you’re drunk, it should be an automatic, no questions asked 20 years in prison with no possibility of parole. If you injure or kill someone while in your car under the influence, that’s it. You’re locked up and they throw away the key. I’m sick of this crap!!!
     
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  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Yea I know what you mean I quit reading the news a couple of months ago. I know it is sad to say but sometime it just makes me sick inside, I read somethings but I leave it up to my hubby now. A couple of months ago I read about how a 5 month old got raped by her moms boyfriend, he was babysitting I think he was on meth, he raped her and then called 911 because she wouldn't stop crying, he told paramedics that she had choked on something, when they got her to hospital they found blood leaking out of her diaper. When police went the home they found bloody baby wipes. That image I still have nightmares about. This only happened a few hour from my home. I have dauhgters...it's just sick the things that people under the influence do. BTW the little girl did live she just had to go to a children hospital for full vaginal reconstructed surgery.
     
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean but as the child of alcoholic parents with a whole slew of alcoholic relatives I can honestly tell you stiffer penalties (short of the death penalty) won't even phase them. The bottom line is each and every one of them think it won't happen to them, they think they are capable and have it under control. They get a couple of drinks in them and it just never crosses their minds they might kill someone

    I don't know how anything could change it. But I agree that it is so totally senseless....


    And for my own sanity I do not watch the news - I can not handle the things I see and hear so I just play ostrich and I'm happy that way....
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Some people should be sentenced to the death penalty..... and I really mean that! Drug addiction is NO excuse for some behavior!! I don't think people do things because they're high, I think people do things because they want to, and being high is a nice little convienent excuse for their behavior.

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    edited because my previous post was apparently offensive and encouraged gun violence. It is now PC I hope.
     
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  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the judicial system is as crooked as it is there will never be justice. In many cases DUI is considered a gentleman's crime. I have a relative who is a severe alcoholic. Its gotten worse over the years. He is 40 now. He has had nine DUIs since he was seventeen. He was convicted last year for his 2nd DUI. Everytime he is arrested he goes to the same lawyer and pays him about three times what other lawyers would charge and the charges disappear. He didn't know to do this with his first DUI and he didn't have the money to do this with his last DUI. I asked a friend who is a police officer how he keeps getting off and the friend said the lawyer is most likely paying off the soliciter, or possibly a judge and this gets it thrown out.

    This man just got his liscense back three weeks ago. He has called me several times so drunk he couldn't hardly speak and twice he was driving while calling. It scares me to death to think of this man on the same roads as my children and family and my pregnant self. I've been thinking of blocking his number so I don't have to know about it. There is nothing I can do, but worry, anyway.

    I know most people are unaware of this going on, but it does in every state. I've told everyone about this man and his avoidance of punishment that I run across who is in anyway involved in lawmaking, but so far nothing has been done to change things.
     
  6. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not get me started, I so agree with everyone I am all for the death penalty. If you kill someone it should be plain and simple an eye for an eye. People that hurt children are a whole different story, those poor little babies who could ever do such a thing it just makes me sick. But the people still have rights!!!There rights should be gone when they hurt a poor child. And drunk drivers they are a lost cause all they get is a slap on the wrist WHY do some people have anywhere from 1-10 DUI. After #1 you think that would be enough. Some of our best friends kids were killed by a drunk driver the kids were 16 and 18. The guy had 4 DUI'S and was still driving. He was in there lane and hit them head on killed them both right in the middle of the road. It is so sad. What can we do to change it??
     
  7. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let’s not talk about babies getting raped or whatever. I can’t handle that. My mind fills with dark thoughts of what I would do to seek retribution for them. I work with kids who have special needs and a lot of them have a heavy history of just that sort of thing.

    That’s the whole reason I could never be a police officer. I’d respond to calls where people had raped babies, abused babies, etc, etc; they wouldn’t even make it in the back of my cruiser. The only way they would leave the scene is in a big plastic bag.

    I could never kill someone because of what they did to me. However if they did something to a child, heaven forbid if it was my child, the thought of civility would be the farthest thing my mind.
     
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  8. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Max is that your beautiful little boy?! He sure is a cutie! It breaks my heart to hear what is going on in this world. As a parent it makes you want to keep your children with you every second. I know this isnt feasable but there is just so many sick things that happen. We don't watch the news at our house. I read the paper once a week at my MIL house. Thats enough. Hubby is a truck driver so he can hear it on the radio if he wants. We have a 13 yr old boy that is in my sons school that was caught molesting a 6 year old girl last summer. He goes to school and home just like any other child. They say it is because of his home life. While I understand this may be the case, what about that little girl? What does this say to other teen age boys in this school system. Our town is very small. 2500 people, so everyone knows everything! They say this enough punishment for the boy and his parents. I do know that if it were my son I would feel diff, so I cant be judgmental, it just scares me that these things have to happen at all.
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I teach alcohol and drug safety here at my college. One of the things we try to drive home is the cost and penalties of a DUI. They already are VERY hefty, but the problem is too many people are getting away with it. I also think too many people are just STUPID as well.

    It's amazing how many times during an alcohol 101 class I will hear people say "Oh, I've had a DUI, so I know what the cost is" or "My friend has had a DUI". These kids are still so young, and already they are getting in trouble for things like drinking and driving. Nobody takes responsibility for themselves these days.
     
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