WTF - this is a joke -

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rkdj001
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WTF - this is a joke -

Postby rkdj001 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:20 pm

ARGH - and he has done it before.

Joke sentence from a joke system and a joke judge. I know there will be 'sentence guidelines' but come on!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e ... e-22397918

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Extralight
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Re: WTF - this is a joke -

Postby Extralight » Fri May 03, 2013 12:56 pm

Really shocking. The judge excuses his actions as a momentary lapse of concentration, and sees his mental health as mitigating his behaviour, and then levels responsibility for her death with the victim herself: 'she was not wearing a safety helmet and that in my view contributed to her death'. What contributed to her death was being hit by a car - choosing not to wear a helmet didn't make him crash into her. Really upsetting stuff.

(BTW, I don't want to trigger the endless helmet debate, but FWIW I never ride anywhere without one.)

LongBikeBack
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Re: WTF - this is a joke -

Postby LongBikeBack » Thu May 23, 2013 22:28 pm

This is so infuriating! On top of the ridiculously light sentence, he only loses his license for 5 years!?! And this isn't the first cyclist he killed...

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bletherskite
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Re: WTF - this is a joke -

Postby bletherskite » Fri May 24, 2013 06:38 am

Still a chance to influence the sentence.

Link to the CTC draft letter is here:
http://engagement.ctc.org.uk/ea-action/ ... .id=AF-web


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